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Uhc  Xincoln   IRecorb  Society 


VOLUME   31 


Lincolnshire  Church  Notes 


^LADE    BY 


William  John  Monson,  f.s.a. 


1828-1840 


EDITED    BY 
JOHN    NINTH    LORD    MONSON,    F.S.A. 


1936 


THE 

PUBLICATIONS 

OF  THE 

Xincoln  IRecorb  Society 

FOUNDED    IX    THE    YEAR 

1910 


VOLUME    31 


FOR  THE    YEAR   ENDING   30TH    SEPTEMBER,    1934 


DA 

V.3I 


VELLOWLEES    PiN 


DIXON    a   SON.LTD,  GRAVURE. 


Lincolnshire  Church  Notes 


MADE  BY 


William  John  Monson 

F.S.A. 

AFTERWARDS  SIXTH  LORD  MONSON  OF  BURTON 


1828-1840 


EDITED    BY    HIS    GRANDSON 

JOHN    NINTH    LORD    MONSON 

F.S.A. 


PRINTED    FOR 

THE    LINCOLN    RECORD    SOCIETY 

BY 

The   Hereford  Times   Limited,   Hereford 

1936 


(V) 


PREFACE 

More  than  twenty-five  years  ago  my  kinsman,  Canon  Arthur 
Roland  Maddison,  commenced  the  pubhcation  of  these  Church 
Notes  in  Lincolnshire  Notes  ds  Queries,  but  he  died  before  he  had 
finished  his  task.  To  have  them  all  printed  in  book  form  has 
long  been  my  desire.  My  grandfather's  love  for  all  things  con- 
nected with  Lincolnshire  and  Lincolnshire  folk  was  so  great  that 
I  feel  that  such  a  publication  will  form  a  fitting  memorial  to  him. 
I  owe  the  realisation  of  this  wish  to  the  courtesy  of  the  Lincoln 
Record  Society  and  to  the  encouragement,  advice,  and  help  of 
my  friend,  Canon  C.  W.  Foster,  Hon.  D.Litt.  It  has  been  a  great 
privilege  for  me  to  have  had  him  as  guide,  mentor,  and  untiring 
collaborator  in  the  production  of  this  volume.  Canon  Foster's 
patience  and  ever  helpful  kindness  have  been  inexhaustible,  so  I 
gladly  take  this  opportunity  to  pay  an  affectionate  and  grateful 
tribute  to  him  for  enabling  me  to  produce  the  volume  and  make  it 
fit  for  the  special  purpose  I  have  in  view. 

To  the  Members  of  the  Record  Society  I  express  my  thanks  for 
their  long-suffering  patience  during  the  delay  in  the  appearance  of 
the  volume.  This  delay  has  been  due  to  my  desire  to  see  that, 
by  careful  checking  and  counterchecking,  the  greatest  possible 
accuracy  should  be  obtained.  That  the  Society  should  permit 
these  Church  Notes  to  appear  as  one  of  their  volumes  has  been 
a  particular  satisfaction  to  me,  for  I  feel  certain  that  had  the 
Society  been  in  existence  during  my  grandfather's  lifetime,  he 
would  have  been  an  enthusiastic  supporter  of  it  in  every  way  in 
his  power. 

To  my  friend,  Mr  George  Gibbons,  M.A.,  F.S.A.,  I  tender  my 
warm  thanks,  not  only  for  the  immense  trouble  he  has  taken  in 
checking  the  inscriptions  in  many  of  the  churches,  but  also  for  his 
invaluable  assistance  in  a  large  part  of  the  heraldry.  The  efficient 
treatment  of  this  aspect  of  the  Notes  has  called  for  much 
speciahsed  knowledge,  and  1  have  therefore  been  very  fortunate 
in  securing   his   co-operation.     Without    the   labour   bestowed  on 


vi  PREFACE 

the  heraldry  the  volume  would  have  lacked  much  of  its  usefulness 
and  interest.     Mr  Gibbons  has  also  read  the  proofs. 

The  Incumbents  of  the  two  hundred  and  twenty-seven  parishes 
mentioned  in  the  Notes  have  almost  without  exception  given  me 
every  help  in  the  tedious  work  of  checking  the  inscriptions.  To 
them  I  tender  my  sincere  thanks  for  the  interest  they  have  shown 
in  seeing  that  the  inscriptions  in  their  churches  are  correctly  recorded. 
Amongst  the  many  kind  friends  who  have  also  rendered  efficient 
help  in  checking  inscriptions,  I  should  like  especially  to  mention 
Captain  W.  A.  Cragg,  M.A.,  F.S.A.,  who  verified  a  number  of  the 
inscriptions  in  his  neighbourhood.  His  assistance  has  been  particu- 
larly valuable,  for  he  was  able  to  refer  to  the  notes  made  by  his 
great  uncle,  INIr  John  Cragg,  in  the  nineteenth  century,  whose  burial 
is  recorded  at  page  385. 

Amongst  others  whom  I  should  like  especially  to  thank  are, 
Mrs  Rudkin,  of  Willoughton  ;  Miss  Kathleen  Major,  B.Litt., 
Librarian  of  St  Hilda's  College,  Oxford  ;  Miss  M.  Wood,  of  Slea- 
ford  ;  Canon  Foster's  nieces,  the  Misses  Sybil  Ingoldby,  and 
Margery,  Marion,  and  Barbara  Wilson  ;  Captain  J.  W.  Hayes,  of 
Spalding  ;  The  Reverend  C.  A.  Norris,  rector  of  North  Witham  ; 
and  Mr  Hugh  Paget,  of  Aswarby. 

I  also  desire  to  record  my  sincere  thanks  to  Miss  Florence  Thurlby, 
Canon  Foster's  most  efficient  private  secretary.  To  her  I  owe 
much  for  the  valuable  assistance  she  has  given  in  checking,  correcting 
proofs,  and  compiling  the  indexes,  as  well  as  in  carrying  out  many 
of  those  countless  duties  which  fall  to  the  lot  of  an  Editor.  To 
the  Hereford  Times  Company  also  I  am  indebted  for  the  care  and 
patience  which  they  have  bestowed  upon  the  work. 

MONSON 
Burton  by  Lincoln 

Michaelmas,  1935 


(vii) 


CONTENTS 

Page 
PREFACE      ------___  V 

ABBREVIATIONS  --_____      viu 

INTRODUCTION  --------        ix 

CHURCH  NOTES-        --___-_  i 

INDEXES  : 

Persons  and  Places   -        -        -        -        -        -        -431 

Arms        ---_-_-_-       469 


ILLUSTRATIONS 

FRONTISPIECE 

Portrait  of  William  John  Monson,  afterwards  6th  Baron  Monson 

MAP  IN  THE  POCKET 
Churches  contained  in  the  Church  Notes 


The  Council  of  The  Lincoln  Record  Society 
wish  to  make  their  grateful  acknowledgments  to 
Lord  Monson,  the  Society's  President,  for  generously 
defraying  the  cost  of  printing  tliis  edition  of  his 
Grandfather's  Chttrch  Notes. 


X  INTRODUCTION 

The  five  years  that  Monson  spent  at  Mitcham  laid  the  foundations 
of  no  small  scholarship,  so  that  in  going  to  Eton  in  May  1809  he 
took  Upper  Remove,  and  passed  into  the  Fifth  Form  in  June  of  the 
same  year.  He  was  more  than  half  way  up  the  Upper  Division 
in  1812  when  he  left,  after  three  happy  years,  notwithstanding 
Keate's  rigid  rule. 

He  went  to  Christ  Church,  Oxford,  in  January,  1814,  and  took 
his  degree  in  November,  1816.  He  began  his  Oxford  Memoirs  the 
last  year  of  his  life,  but  they  were  never  finished.  This  is  to  be 
regretted  since  they  would  have  formed,  with  the  Mitcham  and 
Eton  Memoirs,^  an  interesting  trilogy  of  early  nineteenth  century 
school  and  college  hfe.  The  more  so,  since  he  retained  up  to  his 
death  a  vivid  recollection  of  the  appearance,  character,  and 
peculiarities  of  the  boys  and  men  who  were  his  contemporaries, 
and  with  whom  he  associated  in  those  early  days.  It  is  well  to 
emphasise  this,  for  his  remarkably  tenacious  memory  played  a 
great  part  in  all  his  research  work,  and  was  of  great  assistance  in 
his  passion  for  accuracy. 

In  February,  1817,  he  was  admitted  as  a  student  of  Lincoln's 
Inn,  just  before  he  began  a  series  of  journeys  to  the  Continent, 
which  lasted,  with  short  intermittent  periods  in  England,  until 
1825.  During  these  journeys  he  visited  the  greater  part  of 
northern,  central,  and  southern  Europe.  That  these  prolonged 
tours  were  deliberately  planned  and  carried  out  with  a  view  to 
continuing  his  general  education,  and  that  he  was  not  purely  '  on 
pleasure  bent ',  is  very  evident  from  his  diaries  and  letters.  These 
papers  show  a  very  observant  nature  and  a  strong  desire  to  profit 
by  the  opportunities  which  travel  afforded.  It  is  also  apparent 
from  various  sources  that  he  was  soon  considered  an  authority  on 
art,  history,  and  archaeology  by  those  with  whom  he  was  thrown 
during  his  travels. 

That  from  an  early  age  he  developed  a  special  taste  for  genealogy 
and  archaeology  and  other  antiquarian  subjects  is  evident,  and 
that  his  interest  therein  was  serious  is  proved  by  the  fact  that, 

^Monflon's  Memoirs  of  his  Mitcham  school  days  were  pubUshed  in  Etoniatux 
in  November,  1925,  and  those  of  hia  life  at  Eton  in  the  same  periodical  in 
November,  1921. 


INTPvODUCnON  xi 

not  long  before  his  twenty -second  birthday,  he  was  elected  a  Fellow 
of  the  Society  of  Antiquaries,  an  honour  vouchsafed  to  few  of  his 
age  even  in  those  days. 

In  1828  he  married  Eliza,  daughter  of  Edmund  Larken.  The 
honeymoon  was  spent  travelling  through  England  ;  and  ended 
with  a  visit  to  Lincolnshire  to  see  the  various  parishes  and  churches 
associated  with  the  Monson  family.  This  resulted  in  the  first 
Church  Notes  being  made.  The  daily  entries  in  his  diary  indicate 
clearly  that  IMrs  Monson  shared  wholeheartedly  his  antiquarian 
interests,  a  happy  opening  to  what  was  to  be  a  happy  married 
life. 

There  can  be  no  doubt  that  these  first  Church  Notes  were  made 
with  a  view  to  obtaining  material  for  his  Family  History,  but  by 
the  time  he  had  finished  these  early  visitations  he  reaUsed  what 
vast  sources  of  information  Lincolnshire  churches  could  supph'' 
for  the  compilation  of  a  County  History  of  a  really  comprehensive 
character.  It  is  certain  that,  up  to  the  time  of  his  succession  to 
the  title  in  1841,  the  idea  of  writing  such  a  history  so  deeply 
attracted  him  that  he  lost  no  opportunity  of  collecting  information 
on  the  subject  from  many  different  sources.  In  this  he  was  aided 
by  a  peculiarly  retentive  memory.  For  instance,  it  is  related  that 
after  reading  a  will  over  a  few  times,  he  was  able  to  commit  its 
substance  to  \\Titing — a  very  useful  gift  in  days  when  the  slightest 
attempt  to  make  notes  of  the  contents  of  a  will  at  Doctors'  Commons 
was  at  once  checked  by  vigilant  officials.  The  voluminous  corre- 
spondence and  mass  of  documents  that  he  left,  carefully  classified, 
in  the  family  library  bear  witness  to  his  ceaseless  studies,  and  the 
high  esteem  in  which  he  was  held  by  his  many  correspondents  on 
all  matters  connected  with  archaeology,  heraldry,  and  antiquarian 
subjects.  He  was  fortunate  in  enlisting  the  help  of  his  brother- 
in-law,  Arthur  Staunton  Larken,  who  later  became  Portcullis 
Pursuivant  of  Arms,  and  afterwards  Richmond  Herald  ;  and  of 
John  Ross,  a  Lincolnshire  antiquarian  of  considerable  ability. 

Shortly  after  his  succession  to  the  title  Monson  started  on  a 
three  years'  tour  to  the  Continent  with  the  whole  of  his  family. 
During  his  travels  he  wrote  at  least  two  volumes  of  the  six  large 


xii  INTRODUCTION 

manuscript  tomes  of  his  Family  History.  This  work  became  of 
such  absorbing  interest  to  him  that  he  eventually  abandoned  the 
idea  of  writing  the  County  History  which  he  was  continually  pressed 
b}'^  his  contemporaries  to  undertake.  It  is  however  clear  from 
Ross's  letters  to  him  that  he  allowed  Ross  access  to  all  the  materials 
he  had  collected,  and  there  is  at  Burton  to-day  a  splendid  manuscript 
history  of  the  City  of  Lincoln,  written  in  Ross's  beautiful  hand  and 
illustrated  by  him  with  water  colour  drawings  of  no  mean  artistic 
merit,  as  well  as  a  great  collection  of  notes  and  drawings  relating 
to  almost  all  the  parishes  in  Lincolnshire  arranged  according  to 
the  wapentakes. 

Monson  died  on  17th  December,  1862,  in  his  sixty-seventh  year  ; 
old  for  his  age,  judging  from  present  day  standards,  but  still  full 
of  enthusiasm  for  all  matters  relating  to  his  life's  hobby.  In 
consequence  of  his  almost  complete  deafness  in  later  years,  he  seemed 
to  be  out  of  touch  with  ordinary  life,  though  in  reality,  thanks  to 
his  very  observant  nature,  he  was  very  much  alive  to  what  was 
going  on  around  him.  His  favourite  room  at  Burton  was  his 
Library  overlooking  the  cricket  ground  that  he  made,  well  known 
in  those  greater  daj'^s  of  Lincolnshire  cricket,  where  an  England  XI 
once  played  XXII  of  the  County.  Here  in  this  library  one  can 
picture  him  sitting  all  day,  surrounded  by  his  beloved  books  and 
papers,  answering  in  his  fine  handwriting  his  many  correspondents. 

His  manhood  had  been  passed  during  the  period  of  strong 
religious  revival,  which  included  a  great  movement  for  the  restora- 
tion and  even  rebuilding  of  the  ancient  churches  in  England,  many 
of  which  had  fallen  into  a  sad  state  of  disrepair,  if  not  of  ruin,  in 
the  eighteenth  century.  It  is  estimated  that  some  thirty  miUions 
sterling  were  spent  in  this  work,  much  of  it  being  unwisely  spent, 
as  we  now  realise.  Every  age  however  has  its  period  of  vandaUsm 
and  neglect  so  far  as  churches  and  their  monuments  are 
concerned.      John   Weever,  referring  to   their  condition   in    1631, 

says, 

'  And  also  knowing  withall  how  barbarously  within  these  his  Maiesties 
Dominions,  they  are  (to  the  shame  of  our  time)  broken  downe,  and 
utterly  almost  all  ruinated,  their  brasen  Inscriptions  erazed,  tome  away, 
and  pilfered,  by  which  inhumane,  deformidable  act,  the  honourable 
memory  of  many  vertuous  and  noble  persons  deceased,  is  extinguished, 


INTRODUCTION  xiii 

and  the  true  understanding  of  divers  Families  in  these  Realmes  (who 
have  descended  of  these  worthy  persons  aforesaid)  is  so  darkened,  as 
the  true  course  of  their  inheritance  is  thereby  partly  interrupted. '^ 

Monson's  Church  Notes  were  compiled  before  the  nineteenth 

century  spirit  of  renovation  became  active  in  Lincolnshire.    Hence 

their  value  ;    for  much  of  what  he  records  disappeared  during  the 

passion  for  restoration.     What   he   himself  thought  of   this   zeal 

for  restoration,  and  how  much  he  disapproved  of  it,  is  shown  by 

the  following  extract  from  a  letter  written  by  him  in  1860  : 

' I  want  to  go  to  Lincolnshire  as  early  as  I  can  even  if  I 

return,  for  they  are  pulling  down  an  old  Church,  a  family  Church  I 
was  going  to  call  it  since  it  has  a  chapel  attached  to  it  that  for  centuries 
has  been  used  for  oiu-  last  home,  and  the  incumbent  is  a  violent  UtiUtarian 
and  wants  to  destroy  a  noble  screen  and  probably  other  dear  old  relics, 
which  I  must  endeavour  to  rescue.  I  am  Protestant  to  the  back  bone 
and  if  it  served  religion  would  be  an  iconoclast,  but  it  does  not,  and 
that  is  the  honest  truth.  To  introduce  new  f angled  paraphernalia  and 
to  destroy  old  memorials  io  which  the  honest  parishioners  attach  no 
improper  notions  are  two  very  different  things.' 

And  rescue  them  he  certainly  did,  for  what  was  removed  in  1860 
was  carefully  stored  by  him  at  Burton,  and,  in  1914,  long  after 
his  death,  replaced  in  the  church,  where  his  body  rests. 

Such  was  the  man.  It  has  been  thought  desirable  that  the 
reader  of  the  Church  Notes  should  be  given  some  idea  of  the 
character  of  their  compiler,  so  that  he  may  the  better  understand 
how  a  work  of  this  kind,  unusual  even  in  those  days,  came  to  be 
undertaken.  The  portrait  of  Monson,  which  forms  the  frontispiece 
of  this  work,  was  painted  in  his  thirtieth  year.  It  is  one  of  several 
at  Burton  and  has  been  especially  chosen  as  representing  him  at 
the  time  he  began  the  Church  Notes.  The  artist,  Yellowlees, 
who  according  to  Bryan  was  known  as  the  little  Raeburn,  became 
popular  as  a  portrait  painter  both  in  Edinburgh  and  London  during 
the  first  half  of  the  nineteenth  century. 

The  Church  Notes  are  contained  in  twelve  small  volumes  with 
paper-covered  boards,  measuring  7^  x  4|  inches.  They  are  pre- 
served in  the  library  at  Burton,  and  consist  of  copies  of  monumental 
inscriptions,  to  which  particulars  of  coats  of  arms  and  extracts 
from  parish  registers  are  added.  They  deal  with  two  hundred  and 
twenty -seven  parishes,  the  distribution  of  which  is  shewn  in  the 

^  Ancient  Funeral  Monuments,  introduction.       Loudon,   1631. 


xiv  INTRODUCTION 

map  at  the  end  of  this  volume.  The  twelve  volumes  are  evidently 
a  fair  copy  of  the  original  notes,  which  were  probably  written  in 
pencil  in  the  several  churches,  since  the  days  of  the  fountain  pen 
had  not  yet  come.  Monson's  intention  was  not  to  print  them 
as  they  stand,  but  rather,  as  has  been  stated,  to  use  them  as  a 
body  of  evidence  for  the  purpose  of  Lincolnshire  history  and 
genealogy. 

Most  of  the  Notes  were  made  by  Monson  himself.  Sometimes 
he  was  accompanied  by  Arthur  Larken.  Occasionally  he  seems 
to  have  depended  upon  other  people,  and  this  applies  especially 
to  the  churches  in  Holland.  The  Notes  made  by  Monson  himself 
were  carefully  done,  though  no  doubt  they  contain  mistakes  which 
are  due,  sometimes  to  difficulty  in  reading  the  inscriptions,  and 
sometimes  to  mere  human  fallibility.  Some  of  the  other  Notes 
shew  less  care.  The  copying  of  inscriptions  is  not  so  easy  a  matter 
as  might  be  thought  ;  and  many  a  time  when  the  copyist  is  making 
his  fair  copy  at  home,  he  will  wish  that  he  had  noticed  this  or  that 
detail  more  closely,  and  that  he  could  look  at  the  monument  again. 
The  present  editor  therefore  decided  to  have  the  Notes  checked 
so  far  as  possible,  and  a  manuscript  copy  of  them  relating  to  each 
church  was  sent  to  the  Incumbent  of  the  parish  for  his  perusal 
and  verification.  Then  again,  when  the  manuscript  had  been  set 
up  in  type,  a  proof  was  submitted  to  the  Incumbent,  except  in 
those  instances  where  it  was  possible  to  have  the  work  done  by 
another  competent  person.  Many  of  the  monuments  have  dis- 
appeared and  many  inscriptions  have  become  illegible  since  the 
Notes  were  made,  and  a  good  deal  of  time  has  been  spent  in 
checking  the  statements  in  these  inscriptions  by  pedigrees,  by 
parish  registers,  by  the  bishops'  transcripts  of  parish  registers  in 
the  Diocesan  Registry,  and  by  the  available  printed  sources.  Some 
of  the  printed  sources,  however,  have  proved  somewhat  unreUable, 
as  for  instance,  Jeans'  Sepulchral  Brasses,  and  Churches  of  Holland, 
published  by  T.  N.  Morton  in  1843,  both  of  which  contain  many 
surprising  errors. 

The  Notes  do  not  profess  always  to  be  literatim  copies  of  the 
inscriptions.  For  instance,  there  are  many  unimportant  variations 
from  the  originals  as  e.g.  son  for  sonne,  daughter  for  davghter,  wife 


INTRODUCTION  xv 

jor  wyfe,  Jan.  /or  January,  1st  /or  i^*,  5  jor  5th,  the  ^or  y^.  The 
punctuation  also  of  the  inscriptions  has  not  always  been  followed, 
and  the  use  of  large  or  small  capitals  or  of  Old  English  characters 
has  not  been  strictly  observed.  These  variations  have  not  been 
corrected  except  in  specially  important  inscriptions.  With  these 
exceptions  pains  have  been  taken  to  secure  accuracy.  It  might 
sometimes  appear  that  here  and  there  an  inscription  involved  a 
physiological  improbability  or  even  an  impossibility.  In  such 
instances  the  dates  have  been  checked  by  entries  in  parish  registers, 
or  in  the  bishops'  transcripts,  or  by  other  evidence.  If  in  this 
way  the  improbability  or  impossibility  has  not  been  resolved,  sic 
has  been  added  after  the  date  which  causes  the  difficulty.  Some 
instances  may  be  given.  At  Haugh  (page  177)  it  is  stated  that  a 
daughter  of  the  Reverend  William  Oddie  and  Martha  his  wife  was 
born  4  February,  1766,  and  that  another  daughter  was  born 
12  August  in  the  same  year.  No  other  evidence  is  available,  and 
therefore  sic  has  been  printed  after  the  latter  date.  At  HorbUng 
(page  198)  it  is  difficult  to  reconcile  some  of  the  numerous  dates 
relating  to  the  Tomisman  family.  Here  the  difficulty  is  resolved  by 
the  parish  register  which  shows  that  there  were  three  successive 
generations  in  which  the  husband  and  wife  were  named  William 
and  EUzabeth.  At  Stragglethorpe  (page  346)  an  inscription  records 
that  Sir  Richard  Earle  died  25  March,  1667,  aged  60,  while  the  next 
monument  states  that  another  Sir  Richard  died  13  August,  1697, 
aged  24.  Is  there  here,  it  might  be  asked,  a  mistake  in  the  age 
of  the  second  Richard  ?  The  pedigree  of  the  Earle  family,  however, 
shows  that  there  were  two  more  Sir  Richards,  who  died  in  1678 
and  1679  respectively,  between  the  two  whose  inscriptions  are 
printed  here. 

In  the  printed  text,  when  a  monument  has  been  removed  to 
another  position  in  the  church  since  Monson's  day,  the  fact  has 
been  indicated  by  R  enclosed  in  round  brackets  ;  when  it  has 
disappeared  by  D,  and  when  it  is  probably  covered  by  seats,  organ, 
etc.,  by  C,  similarly  bracketed.  Additions  to  the  author's  Notes 
have  been  enclosed  in  heavy  square  brackets. 

It  is  important  to  remember  that  the  Notes  do  not  always 
contain  all  the  memorials  in  a  church.     In  some  instances  monu- 


xvi  INTRODUCTION 

merits  which  are  visible  now  may  have  been  hidden  a  hundred  years 
ago  :  but  it  is  impossible  to  account  for  all  the  omissions  in  this 
way.  At  Louth,  for  instance,  many  important  monuments  are 
passed  over.  The  plan,  which  was  originally  entertained,  of 
supplying  in  this  edition  the  inscriptions  omitted  from  the  Notes 
had  to  be  abandoned,  since  it  would  have  increased  the  size  of  the 

volume  unduly. 

In  the  library  at  Burton  there  is  a  fine  copy  of  Gervase  HoUes' 
Lincolnshire  Church  Notes, ^  with  the  arms  in  colours,  which  was 
presented  to  Monson  by  Archdeacon  H.  K.  Bonney,  D.D.,  in  1853. 
In  these  notes,  which  were  made  in  the  years  1634-1642,  Holies 
gives  descriptions  of  some  of  the  older  monuments  in  the  churches, 
and  these  have  generally  been  omitted  from  Monson's  Notes  ; 
thus  conclusively  showing  that  he  purposely  did  not  note  features 
and  facts,  details  of  which  could  be  found  elsewhere  ;  and  that 
the  Notes  were  compiled  rather  in  the  nature  of  an  aide-memoire. 

Monson  was  an  expert  in  heraldry,  a  subject  which  a  hundred 
years  ago  was  part  of  a  polite  education  more  often  than  it  is  at 
the  present  day.  In  editing  this  volume,  a  large  amount  of  research 
has  been  expended  on  the  armorial  bearings.  The  arms  have  been 
identified  so  far  as  possible,  and  the  names  of  the  families  which 
bore  them  have  been  added  within  square  brackets.  For  this 
purpose  works  of  reference,  which  did  not  exist  in  Monson's  day, 
have  been  available,  such  as  Burke's  General  Armory,  Papworth 
and  Morant's  Ordinary  of  British  Armorials,  and  Fox-Davies' 
Armorial  Families.  From  these  sources  it  has  been  possible  to 
correct  various  obvious  errors  in  the  Notes.  Where  more  serious 
emendations  have  been  made  the  corrections  have  been  enclosed 
in  square  brackets.  It  has  not  been,  however,  always  possible 
to  give  the  names  of  the  famiUes  to  which  the  coats  belong.  This 
is  so  because  it  is  sometimes  impossible  to  tell  what  the  arms 
depicted  on  a  monument  really  represent,  unless  they  are  famihar. 
For  instance,  the  different  kinds  of  beasts,  birds,  and  fishes  cannot 
always  be  distinguished,  and  sometimes  a  charge  may  be  any  one 
of  half  a  dozen  different  objects.     Or  the  tinctures  or  colours  may 

>  The  original  manuscript  containing  these  Notes  is  Harleian  MS.  6829,  in  the 
British  Museum.  It  was  edited  by  the  late  Canon  R.  E.  G.  Cole  as  the  first  volume 
of  the  Lincoln  Record  Society,  in  1911. 


INTRODUCTION  xvu 

not  be  given,  or  may  perhaps  have  perished.  The  difficulty  is 
increased  when  there  are  quarterings,  for  then  the  arms  cannot 
be  blazoned  with  confidence  until  it  has  been  ascertained,  from 
an  examination  of  the  pedigree  of  the  owner  of  the  principal  coat, 
what  arms  he  was  entitled  to  quarter.  In  monumental  heraldry 
there  occur  many  instances  of  arms  being  assumed,  with  or  without 
variation  from  authentic  coats,  by  persons  who  are  not  entitled 
to  bear  them,  seeing  that  they  are  neither  descended  from  an 
ancestor  who  was  entitled  to  bear  those  arms,  nor  have  they  them- 
selves obtained  a  grant  of  arms.  In  such  instances  it  has  seemed 
advisable  to  make  as  few  corrections  as  possible,  but  rather  to  let 
Monson  say  what  he  saw. 

As   regards   the   memorials   and   inscriptions   themselves,   apart 

from    their   genealogical    and    antiquarian    interest,    the    ordinary 

reader  will  find  some  entertainment  in  perusing  them.     They  vary 

much  according  to  their  date,  and  frequently  throw  some  light  on 

the  condition  of  life  and  the  mentality  of  the  period  to  which  they 

belong.     At   times   they   are    quaint   and   even   comic  :     thus    at 

Fiskerton  (page  123),  in  1806,  there  died  George  Harrison, 

'  who,  during  the  short  period  of  a  bustling  life,  endeavoured  to  bestow 
the  means  of  happiness  on  those  he  knew,' 

and  at  Langtoft  (page  221),  in   1703,  there  died  WiUiam  Hyde, 

who 

'  labour'd  the  greatest  part  of  his  life  with  unparalleled  chearfuUness 
and  com-age,  under  the  most  exquisite  torments  of  the  gout,  in  hope 
of  a  blessed  resurrection.' 

Crowland  suppHes  several  quaint  inscriptions,  such  as  the  tomb  of 
Mr  Abraham  Baly  (page  101),  who  was  buried  in  1704  with  two 
children  who  died  in  '  enfantry  '  : 

'  Mans  life  is  like  unto  a  winter's  day. 
Some  brake  there  fast  &  so  departs  away. 
Others  stay  dimier  then  departs  full  fed. 
The  longest  age  but  supps  &  goes  to  bed.' 

This  verse  is  repeated  with  some  verbal  changes  at  Holboach  (page 
192). 

At  Long  Sutton  (page  357)  a  stone  records  : 

'  Here  lyeth  the  body  of  John  Bailey,  surgeon,  who  was  murdered  in 
the  Spring  of  1794.     Alas  poor  Bailey  and  Rebekah  his  wife.' 


x\iii  INTRODUCTION 

There  also  (page  358)  is  another  small  stone  : 

'  In  memory  of  Walter  Johnstone  gent,  and  drover  from  Dumfries  in 
Scotland  ;  he  was  a  good  companion,  a  faithful  friend,  and  a  fair  dealer. 
He  died  November  y^  21,  1747,  aged  51.' 

At  Belton  in  the  Isle  (page  39)  it  is  said  of  Jane  Penelope  Steer, 
who  died  in  1826,  at  the  age  of  twelve  : 

'  Her  course  was  gentle  as  the  newborn  babe 
Her  mind  more  noble  than  the  towering  wave 
Her  heart  was  wrap'd  within  a  charming  frame 
It  biirst !  !    she  died  !  !    but  spotless  was  her  name.' 

At  Lutton  (pages  256-7)  is  found  : 

'  Thy  busy  and  inquisitive  eye 
Seems  to  demand  what  here  doth  lye 
If  that  I  must  disclose  my  trust 
Tis  great  lemented  prudent  dust 
If  yet  unsatisfyed  thou'lt  know 
And  eurg  me  further  read  beloAv 
Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mr  Rube" 
Parke  of  Lutton  who  deceased  the 
10  of  July  1659,  in  the  63  yeare 

Of  his  age. 
Hence  QuarreU  Nature  tell  she  shall 
Repeate  her  clymactericall. ' 

At  Claxby  by  Normanby  (pages  87-8)  an  inscription   to  William 

Fitz Williams,  who  died  m  1634,  contains  the  quaint  exhortation  : 

W^eepe,  poore  men,  weepe  here  our  mortality 
Laied  a  Maister  in  Hospitality. 
How  he  was  religious,  faithfuU,  constant, 
Twenty  seauen  Qvietus  est's  demonstrant. 
From  wordly  troubles  he  nere  found  true  rest, 
Untill  from  God  he  had  Quietus  est. 

Quietus  est,  i.e.  '  he  is  quit ',  a  formula,  which  appears  as  early 
as  the  reign  of  Henry  I  in  the  rolls  of  the  Exchequer,  signifies 
that  a  debtor  has  discharged  his  debt.  The  liabilities  which 
FitzWilliams  discharged  were,  no  doubt,  the  debts  of  poor  persons. 

The  memorial  tablets  to  the  women  record  virtues  so  many  and 
charms  so  great  that  space  does  not  admit  of  extensive  quotations, 
but  the  tribute  to  Elinor  Ball  in  Holbeach  church  (page  190),  in 
1718,  may  be  cited  : 

'  Say  marble  or  at  least  weep  out  the  praise 
Of  the  deceased  fairer  her  character 
Than  thy  smooth  polish.     Pen  of  steel  can  nere 
Her  vertues  A\Tite  nor  poets  loftiest  layes. 
Pure  as  thy  spotless  gloss  her  love  will  shme 
Both  conjugal  and  filial  and  adorn 


J 


rNTRODUCTION  xix 

Thy  monumental  trophy.     Never  um 

Held  mortal  ashes  truly  more  divine. 

In  her  no  place  could  envious  censure  find 

Her  generous  birth  nere  to  ambition  fired 

The  beauties  of  her  person  but  conspired 

To  enhance  the  charming  beauties  of  her  mind. 

Innocent  as  the  babe  that  caused  her  death. 

Her  charity  diffusive  as  the  sun 

And  active  equally.     Tread  lightly  on 

Her  grave  for  such  was  she  lyes  underneath.' 

Long  Sutton  supplies  two  remarkable  illustrations  of  large  families, 
namely,  Mary  wife  of  Nicholas  Wileman  (page  355), 
'  who  died  in  childbed  November  the  30,  1740,  in  the  40  year  of  her 
age,  after  bearing  him  twenty  two  children,  of  whom  eighteen  all  died 
very  young.' 

And  (page  359)  : 

'  Elizabeth  the  wife  of  John  Sowter  who  departed  this  life  May  26,  1701, 
in  the  28  year  of  her  age,  who  had  9  children,  sons  and  daughters,  and 
6  of  them  lye  very  near  her  in  this  alley.' 

But  Lincoln  Cathedral  supplies,  on  the  monument  of  a  former  Dean 
of  Lincoln,  what  is  probably  the  most  remarkable  record  of  this 
kind  (page  245)  : 

'  Here  lyeth  the  body  of  IVIichael  Honywood,  D.D.,  who  was  grandchild 
and  one  of  the  367  persons  that  Mary  the  wife  of  Robert  Hony^'ood,  esq., 
did  see  before  she  dyed  lawfvlly  descended  from  her  that  is  16  of  her 
owne  body  114  grandchildren  228  of  the  third  generation  and  9  of  the 
fovrth.' 

At  Goxhill  (page  150)  there  is  the  following  charming  inscription 
to  Mary  Ann  Pearson,  who  died  in  1800,  aged  15  years  : 
*  How  happy  is  the  child  of  grace 
Who  knows  her  sins  forgiven 
This  earth  she  cries  is  not  my  place 
I'd  rather  go  to  Heaven.' 

An  inscription  which  will  be  of  interest  to  many  in  New  England 
is  found  at  Walcot  by  Folkingham  to  the  memory  of  John  Quincey, 
junior,  who  died  in  1773  (page  397)  : 

'  Think  nothing  strange 

Death  happeneth  to  all 

My  Lot's  to  day 

Tomorrow  thine  may  fall.' 

In  fact  the  Church  Notes  reveal  many  links  existing  between 
Lincolnshire  and  New  England,  for  the  index  contains  such  other 
well-kno'v\Ti  names  as  :  Bellingham,  Bradford,  Grant,  Lee,  ^Mather, 
Pelham,  Pell,  Shaw,  Standish,  Whiting. 


XX  INTRODUCTION 

Monson,  when  compiling  his  Notes,  did  not  confine  himself  to 
the  memorials  of  members  of  the  county  families,  but  included  all 
and  sundry,  much  to  the  advantage  of  the  genealogist.  For  in 
Lincolnshire,  after  the  convulsions  caused  by  the  Wars  of  the 
Roses,  the  Suppression  of  the  Monasteries,  and  finally  the  Civil 
War,  many  of  the  old  families  sold  or  lost  their  properties,  or  even 
themselves  disappeared,  being  superseded  by  prosperous  yeomen 
and  merchants.  The  Notes  consequently  provide,  in  a  handy 
form,  interesting  evidence  of  the  gradual  fall  of  the  old  order  and 
rise  of  the  new,  over  a  long  period  of  years.  This  is  sad  reading 
in  some  cases,  but  at  least  the  Notes  bring  back  to  Uving  memory 
some  of  the  great  names  of  the  past,  otherwise  long  since  forgotten 
and  now  only  living,  as  Lord  Chief  Justice  Crewe  eloquently  said, 
'  in  the  urns  and  sepulchres  of  mortality  '. 


!3tSitt)orpe 

Notes    taken    in    the    church  of  Aistrope,    16  August,    1835 — 

This  is  a  modem  plaster  building  consisting  of  a  nave,  chancel, 
and  tower  at  the  west  end.  The  east  window  is  a  single  lancet 
one. 

A    white    marble    tablet    against    the    east    wall   south   of    the 

altar  (R)  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Timothy  Mangles  A.M.  |  late 
rector  of  this  parish  |  who  departed  this  life  October  5,  1803  | 
aged  33.  j  He  was  a  tender  husband  |  a  kind  father  |  a 
zealous  minister  of  the  Gospel  |  and  in  all  the  relations  of 
Ufe  I  displayed  the  endearing  quahties  |  of  a  good  heart  | 
and  a  truly  christian  disposition. 

A  lozenge  shaped  tablet  against  the  north  wall  (R)  : 

In  the  aisle  |  opposite  this  stone  |  he  the  remains  of  | 
Elizabeth  the  infant  daughter  |  of  John  &  Frances  Milnes  | 
bom  Aug.  21,  1828  j  died  Jan^  5,  1829. 

On    a    black    tablet    against  the  east   wail   of  the  chancel  north 

of  the  altar,  of  marble  (R)  : 

In  memory  |  of  Greorge  Roberts  gent.  |  who  died  July  1st, 
1760  I  in  the  53  year  of  his  age.  |  His  disconsolate  widow  | 
erected  this  monument  intending  it  |  for  him  and  herself. 

A    white    marble    lozenge    against  the  north   wall  of  the  chancel 

(D): 

Five  feet  |  south  of  this  stone  |  he  the  remains  of  j  Anne 
Townsend  |  bom  3  June  1789,  wedded  25  Feb.  1818,  |  and 
died  August  16,  1820  |  Daughter  of  John  Milnes  Esq.  of 
this  parish  |  wife  |  of  the  Rev^  Thomas  Townsend  the  rector  | 
to  whom  I  by  her  affection  for  him  |  and  by  her  devotion  to 
her  I  Saviour's  precepts  |  she  gave  |  a  fortaste  of  |  future 
blessedness. 

[Sunk  into  the  pavement  in  front  of  the  altar  are  two  small 
brass  crosses,  with  the  inscriptions  : 

Anne  Townsend  aged  xxxi,  fell  asleep  August  10,  1820. 

Thomas  Townsend,  Rector,  aged  lxxxv,  fell  asleep  July  15, 

1833.] 

A  fiat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  Charies  Stafford  Mather  \  who  died  August  14, 
1773,  aged  5  years. 

[The  church  was  entirely  rebuilt  in  1868.] 

(MS  vii,   179-181.) 


2  ALFORD 

mtoth 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  19  August,  1835 — 

A  very  handsome  monument  south  of  the  chancel :  on  an  altar  tomb 
he  the  figures  of  a  knight  and  his  lady  in  the  costume  of  the  middle 
of  the  17th  century.  He  in  cuirass  and  cuisses,  large  boots,  bands, 
and  flowing  hair.  She  with  a  hood  and  long  tresses.  Above  them 
against  the  wall  on  a  black  slab  is  an  inscription  in  gold  letters 
which  has  been  restored,  but  not  well : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  S*"  |  Robert  Christopher  knt,  who  | 
finished  this  life  on  the  16  day  |  of  February  1668,  in  the 
63  I  yeare  of  his  age,  and  of  Dame  |  EUzabeth  his  wife  who 
dyed  |  on  the  21  day  of  November  |  1667,  in  the  50  year  of  | 
her  age.  |  They  had  issue  Ehzabeth  their  ]  onely  child,  now 
wife  of  the  |  Right  Hon'''®  Bennett  Lord  |  Sherard  of  Staple- 
ford  in  the  |  county  of  Leicester. 

A  parallel  black  marble  slab  has  been  left  blank  on  the  east 
side.  These  arms  above — Argent,  a  chevron  gules  between  3 
torteauxes  [Sherard]  ;  impaling — Argent,  a  chevron  between  3  pine- 
apples gules  [Christopher]  ;  on  a  chief  sable  a  crescent  or.  Crest — 
A  peacock's  tail  erect,  issuing  from  a  coronet  gules.  At  the  west 
end  of  the  altar  tomb  is  the  above  impalement  alone  with  the 
crest — An  arm  couped  above  the  wrist,  holding  a  pineapple 
[Christopher].  Since  the  arms  above  the  monument  are  those  of 
Sherard  impahng  those  of  Christopher,  it  is  not  unHkely  after  all 
that  the  monument  was  that  of  Lord  Sherard  and  his  wife. 

On  the  opposite  north  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  is  a  stone  tablet 
with  the  bust  above  of  a  female  in  the  costume  of  the  17th  century 
with  necklace  round  her  neck.  The  monument  is  surmounted  by 
a  coronet  and  these  arms  at  the  bottom  of  it,  viz.,  3  coats,  apparently 
a  husband  impaling  2  wives,  one  on  each  side.  The  centre  is — 
Gules,  a  saltier  argent  [Nevile]  ;  the  dexter — 2  bars  or,  a  chief 
ermine  [for  Hardinge]  ;  the  sinister — Argent,  a  saltier  engrailed 
gules.  The  inscription  has  been  painted  over  so  much  that  very 
httle  of  it  is  now  legible,  what  can  be  decyphered  is  : 

Near    to   this  |  place  lyeth   the  |  body  of   Ehz.^   the  |  daur 

(the  rest  illegible). 

In  the  chancel   (R)   a  white  and  grey   monument   with    an    urn 

over  it : 

Li  memory  of  |  Samuel  Duckering  |  who  was  lay  rector  of 
this  parish  |  39  years  |  and  departed  this  life  |  the  9  day 
of  March,  1800,  in  the  55  |  year  of  his  age. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  (D)  : 

Tho^  Hamson  [rectius  Harrison]  |  gent,  departed  this  |  life 
July   12,  1722. 


ALFORD  3 

On  a  black  stone  next  to  it    (R)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Rev.  Abraham  Walker  |  vicar  of  iUford  | 
who  died  the  27  day  of  August  |  1777  |  in  the  62  year  of 
his  age. 

On  a  stone  in  the  chancel  at  the  entrance  (D)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Will.  Field  gent.  |  ob.  Dec.  5,  1791  ]  aetat.  55. 

On  a  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  John  Baldock  |  who  departed  this  life  1  the 
23  of  Feb.  1778  |  aged  81. 

On  an  old  stone  just  under  the  screen  is  carved  the  figure  of 
a  priest  under  a  Grothic  arch,  with  this  round  the  verge  in  church 
text : 

[Hie]  iacet  dominus  Ricardus  de  Walton  [rectius  Watton] 
quondam  vicarius  istius  ecclesie  qui  obiit  an'  d'ni  mccc 
....  QuiiLS  a,nime  propicietur  deus. 

On  a  black  stone  in  centre  aisle  : 

Thomas  Wayet  gent.  |  died  12  April  1796  |  aged  73  years.  | 
Ann  his  wife  |  died  7  August  1785  |  aged  71  years.  |  Edmund 
Wayet  |  died  15  May  1804  |  aged  55  years. 

Next  to  the  last  to  the  west  has  been  an  old  stone  with  4  shields 
at  the  comers  cut  but  now  almost  obhterated — the  first  to  the 
east  has  been  quarterly  of  4.  The  second  is — Ermine  a  buck's 
head  cabossed  [?  Parker]  ;  the  two  to  the  west  are  defaced.  There 
have  been  3  inscriptions  but  now  illegible  :  on  one  apparently  are 
these  letters  cll  .  .  .  .  yl. 

On  nearly  the  next  stone  have  been  brasses  of  two  figures 
kneeling  and  an  inscription  now  gone. 

On  a  black  stone  between  the  two  last : 

Here  Ues  the  body  of  |  Mr  Thos  Williamson  [  inter'd  31 
March  1766,  |  set.  74.  ]  Also  |  Mary  his  widow  \  inter'd  29  June 
1778,  8Bt.  86. 

On  a  stone  to  the  west : 

In  memory  of  Mr  |  Thomas  North  |  of  Wainfleet  All  Saints  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  February  the  28,  1731,  |  in  the  60 
year  of  his  age. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  cross  passage  of  the  nave  (R)  : 

Here  and  nigh  unto  this  |  place  Ueth  the  body  of  |  Mr  Will™ 
Key  who  died  May  |  y«  7,  1753,  aged  61.  Also  Mrs  ]  EUz"" 
Key  his  wife  who  di  |  ed  Dec  20,  1761,  aged  67.  |  Also  Mr 
Thos  Key  son  of  |  the  above  Will,  and  EHz.  |  Key  who  died 
Feb.  27,  1764,  |  aged  47.  Also  Mar>'  Key  |  daughter  of  Tho" 
and  I  Dorothy  Key  who  died  |  May  y«  30,  1765,  aged  2 
years. 


4  ALFORD 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  in  the  north  aisle  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  Thomas  Williamson  gent.  |  who  died 
on  the  28  day  of  March  1766,  |  in  the  74  year  of  his  age.  | 
This  monument  is  erected  by  his  widow.  |  She  died  on  the 
26  day  of  June  1778,  |  in  the  86  year  |  of  her  age. 

On  another  to  the  west  of  the  last : 

In  memory  of  |  Emman  :  Dewsnop  clerk  |  who  was  vicar  of 
this  church  48  years  |  and  departed  this  Ufe  April  y^  11, 
1753,  I  aged  87  years.  |  Also  of  |  Mercy  his  wife  who  died 
May  y®  17,  1747,  |  aged  79  years.  |  They  had  seven  children 
two  of  which  viz.  |  John  &  Mercy  he  interred  with  them  | 
near  this  place  and  the  only  surviving  ones  |  Charles  Joshua 
and  Martha  |  out  of  a  due  regard  to  their  memory  |  have 
erected  this  monument.  |  Blessed  are  the  dead  who  die  in 
the   Lord  |  For   they   rest   from   their   labours. 

Rev.  14,  13  Verse. 

On  another  more  to  the  west : 

Near  |  unto  this  place  |  lieth  amongst  her  |  ancestors  the 
body  of  I  Elizabeth  Lake  |  who  departed  this  life  |  May  the 
19,  1752,  I  aged  21  years  &  5  months.  |  Preserve  me  O  God 
for  in  thee  have  I  |  put  my  trust.  Psalm  xvi  &  verse  y*  1st.  | 
Also  I  Ann  Lake  |  sister  to  the  above  EUzabeth  Lake  |  who 
dyed  the  9th  of  May  1794,  |  aged  71  years  &  10  months.  | 
Lord  have  mercy  upon  us  1  t  .i. 
Christ  have  mercy  upon  us    /     ^      ^' 

On  a  tablet  next  against  the  south  wall  above  the  letters  Alpha 
and  Omega  and  XP  (for  Christ)  ;    the  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Richard  Harby  Esquire  |  who 
died  on  the  1  day  of  July  1822,  |  in  the  60th  year  of  his  age.  | 
Also  I  of  Matilda  his  wife  |  who  died  on  the  18  day  of  July 
1812,  I  aged  62. 

On  a  small  brass  plate  in  the  cross  passage  of  the  nave  (D) : 

J  A2  I  bom  at  Addlethorpe  |  in  1721,  |  died  at  Alford  | 
in  1789. 

A  tablet  against  the  south  wall  commemorates  that  Mrs  Mary 
Wayett  of  Stamford  gave  by  will  dated  5th  Oct.  1831  to  the 
JVIinister  and  Churchwardens  of  Alford  £200  to  be  laid  out  for  the 
poor,  and  the  interest  to  be  given  to  them  on  St  Paul's  day. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  2  aisles  divided  from  it 
by  4  pointed  arches,  supported  on  lofty  octagonal  columns  with 
capitals  worked  in  foliage.  The  chancel  is  separated  by  a  lofty 
pointed  arch,  the  head  of  which  has  been  walled  up.  There 
is  a  carved  screen  of  5  arches,  and  the  chancel  windows  are  decorated 
with  a  few  fragments  of  painted  glass,  one  of  which  seems  to  be 
a  chevron  gules.     The  pulpit  is  carved  in  oak  in  the  style  of  the 


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17th  century.  The  font  is  modern.  There  is  a  large  south  porch 
with  a  room  over  it,  and  the  tower  is  at  the  west  end  faced  with 
brick  and  contains  five  bells.  Outside  the  north  east  comer  where 
the  chancel  abuts  on  the  nave  and  north  aisle  are  the  remains  of 
three  steps  seeming  to  be  part  of  the  steps  to  the  rood  loft,  and 
the  appearance  of  a  door  blocked  up  with  new  brick  work. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  xi,  37-41  ;   Dudding,  History  of  .  .  . 
Alfard,  pp.  104-109.]  ^^g  ^^  ^^^^28.) 

Notes 

^  Probably  EHzabeth  daughter  of  Greorge  Nevile  of  Ragnall,  co. 
Nottingham,  who  married,  lirst,  William  Hardinge  of  Foss,  and, 
secondly,  John  Hopkinson  of  Lincoln's  Inn,  and  was  buried  at 
Alford  13  November,  1636.  ^  The  initials  are  those  of  John 
Andrews. 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  4  August,  1834 — 

In  the  recess  of  the  window  north  of  the  altar  is  a  large  marble 
urn  surmounted  with  the  crest  of  a  griffin  issuing  from  a  ducal 
coronet.  The  pedestal  is  of  grey  marble  bearing  this  inscription 
on  a  white  slab  : 

M.  S.  I  Caroli  Beridge  LL.D.  |  hujus  Ecclesiae  Rectoris  |  qui 
obiit  die  12  Junii| 

.         /  Domini  mdcclxxxii. 
^"^  \  ^tatis  Lxxi. 

To  the  west  of  this  is  a  handsome  pyramidal  monument  of 
marble  with  these  arms  below — Argent,  a  saltier  engrailed  between 
4  escallops  sable  [Beridge]  ;  impaling — Paly  of  8  azure  and  argent, 
on  a  chief  gules  3  talbots'  heads  erazed  or  [Marsh].  Crest — A 
griffin's  head  erazed  sable,  issuing  from  a  ducal  coronet  or  : 

Near  this  monument  lie  the  remains  |  of  the  Rev.  Basil 
Beridge,  rector  |  and  patron  of  this  church,  who  died  |  the 
2^  of  Nov.  1678,  aged  65  years,  |  Goodeth  the  relict  of  Basil 
Beridge,  |  who  died  the  25  of  Nov.  1681,  |  The  Rev.  Basil 
Beridge  M.A.,  who  died  |  the  28  of  Dec^  1686,  aged  25  years,  | 
Ann  the  daughter  of  Charles  and  Barbery  Beridge,  |  who 
died  the  27  of  April  1693,  aged  4  years,  |  The  Rev.  Charles 
Beridge,  rector  and  patron  |  of  this  church,  who  died  the  2'^ 
of  Dec.  1693,  aged  35,  |  Rev*^.  Basil  Beridge,  rector  and  patron 
of  this  I  church,  who  died  the  13  of  Oct^  1739,  |  aged  53  years,  | 
Charles  Williamson,  son  of  Charles  and  Lettice  Beridge,  |  who 
died  the  7  of  Oct'  1744,  in  his  infancy,  |  The  Rev^  John 
Beridge,  vicar  of  Worthington  in  Essex,  son  of  Basil  Beridge,  j 
who  died  the  18  of  Ocf.  1744,  aged  32  years,  |  Mary  the  refict 
of   Basil  Beridge,  |  who  died  the   10  of  Jan.   1752,  aged   65 


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years,  |  Basil  Beridge  late  of  Pinchbeck,  esq.,  ]  who  died  the 
27  of  Feb.  1752,  aged  44  years,  |  Lettice  the  wife  of  the  Rev<i 
Charles  Beridge  LL.D.,  |  who  died  the  6*^  of  Nov.  1778,  | 
aged  63  years. 

To  the  west  of  the  last  is  a  grey  and  white  marble  monument 
with  these  arms  over,  Beridge  impaling — Sable,  2  bars  argent ; 
on  a  canton  of  the  last  a  stag  tripping  of  the  field  [Buckston].  The 
crest  of  Beridge  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  John  Beridge  M.B.  |  late  of  Derby  | 
[son  of  the  Rev^^  John  Beridge]  |  who  died  Oct.  17,  1788,  j 
in  the  45  year  of  his  age,  |  after  a  lingering  illness  |  which 
he  supported  |  with  religious  fortitude  and  resignation,  | 
This  marble  was  erected  |  by  his  afilicted  widow  |  Martha 
daughter  of  Greorge  Buckston  |  of  Bradboum  in  the  county 
of  Derby  esq. 

These  hallowed  stones  an  EngUsh  heart  infold. 
Warm  tender  steady  simple  just  and  bold. 
A  Christian  who  observed  his  Saviour's  law, 
To  man  with  charity  to  God  with  awe. 
This  tribute  Beridge  to  thy  tomb  is  due 
Pure  as  thy  virtues  as  thy  friendship  true. 

William  Hayley. 

To  the  west  is  an  oval  grey  tablet  with  the  arms  of  Beridge 
and  this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Leonardus    Beridge    S.T.P.  |  Vicarius    de    Sutterton  |  obiit 

imo  April  1791,  I  iEtat.  53. 

Still  more  to  the  west  is  a  sarcophagus  of  white  marble  with 
Beridge,  impahng — Ermine,  on  a  bend  gules  a  sword  proper,  pom- 
melled or,  a  chief  azure  [Gladwin].  On  an  inescucheon — Argent, 
2  chevrons  between  3  mullets  azure  [for  Tanfield].  Above  the 
sarcophagus  is  an  obeUsk  adorned  with  an  urn  and  bearing  this 
inscription  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev<*  Basil  Bury  Beridge,  | 
patron  &  rector  |  of  Algarkirk  cum  Fosdyke,  |  and  |  Pre- 
bendary of  Sleaford  |  in  the  church  of  Lincoln,  |  who  |  died 
Feb.  23,  1808,  |  aged  71  years. 

On  the  sarcophagus  in  continuation  : 

Also  of  his  first  wife  Dorothy  Beridge,  |  daughter  of  Henry 
Gladwin,  esq.,  of  Stubbing  in  the  county  of  Derby,  |  who  died 
June  4,  1792,  aged  58  years.  Also  of  Frances  Beridge  his 
second  daughter,  |  who  died  October  10,  1808,  aged  13  years,  | 
and  whose  remains  are  interred  in  the  church  of  Abbots 
Leigh  I  in  the  county  of  Somerset.  |  This  monument  in 
testimony  of  her  affection  |  &  respect  for  their  memories  j 
is  erected  by  his  widow  Dorothy  Beridge,  |  daughter  of  John 
Tanfield,  esq.,  |  of  Carthorp  in  the  county  of  York. 


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[Inscription  on  brass  in  the  south  transept  : 

Here  Ues  buried  Basil  Beridge,  of  this  Church,  aHke  Rector 
and  Patron,  and  one  of  the  Clergy  of  Convocation  or  the 
Assembly  Ecclesiastic,  who  married  Goodethea,  daughter  of 
Thomas  Brook,  Knight,  by  whom  he  had  two  children,  to 
wit,  Basil  and  Anna  ;  they  however  died  in  childhood  and 
are  buried  near  this  spot  as  is  also  the  aforenamed  Thomas 
Brook.  The  aforenamed  Basil  Beridge  was  Rector  of  this 
Church  for  42  years,  full  of  zeal  for  his  flock,  for  his  loyalty 
to  the  King  and  the  Anghcan  Church  long  time  sore  afflicted 
by  the  Rebels,  of  a  devotion  and  piety  unfeigned,  highly 
esteemed  by  his  fellows,  kindlj^  to  his  household,  and  to 
aU  men  of  discernment  acceptable.  Alas  !  he  died  on  the 
2nd  day  of  November,  in  the  65th  year  of  his  age,  1678. 
Gro,  traveller,  and  follow  in  his  steps. 

To  the  memory  of  this  devout  and  learned  man,  Charles 
Beridge,  his  adopted  heir  and  successor  in  this  Church  raised 
this  monument. 

His  successors  pray  that  (if  so  may  be),  their  bones  may 
rest  undisturbed  until  the  Resurrection  Day.] 

[See    also    L.R.8.    i,    167-8;    Churches    of   Holland;     Jeans, 
pp.  1-2,  Supp.,  1-2.] 

(MS  V,  161-165.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  24  August,  1835 — 
Outside  the  church  on  the  south  side,  within  rails,  on  a  flat  stone  : 
Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Humphry  Maddison  |  late  of  Alving- 
ham  Abbey,  |  gentleman,  deceased,  |  third  sonn  of  S^  Ralph  | 
Maddison  of  Fonnaby  |  in  the  county  |  of  Lincoln,  knight,  | 
who  departed  this  |  life  January  the  |  nineteenth  1671,  j 
aged  70  yeares.  |  Also  Nath^  son  of  the  above  |  Humphry, 
who  dyed  Oct.  1709.  |  Also  Nath^  grandson  of  the  |  above 
Nath^,  he  dyed  April  |  the  25,  1737,  in  the  26  year  |  of  his  age. 

On  an  altar  tomb,  close  by,  within  the  same  rails  : 

In  memory  of  |  Sarah  IMaddison  |  wife  of  Jolm  Maddison,  | 
Esq.,  of  Gainsborough,  and  |  daughter  of  William  Pur  |  ver, 
Esq.,  of  Hull,  de-  |  parted  this  life  May  y«  7,  1767,  |  aged  39 
years.  |  She  was  a  most  dutiful  daughter,  tender  &  |  affec- 
tionate wife,  a  sincere  friend,  charitable  |  to  the  poor,  beloved 
by  all  who  well  knew  her  |  when  Uving,  and  lamented  by 
ail  when  dead.  |  Here  Ueth  the  body  of  the  [  above  named 
John  IMaddison,  Esq.,  |  who  died  July  j^  5,  1785,  aged  66 
years.  |  And  also  of  Elizabeth  Maddison  |  reUct  of  the  above 
John  Maddison,  Esq.,  |  she  dyed  July  15,  1801,  aged  ob  vears.  | 
Also  Mary  daughter  of  the  above  named  |  John  &  Ehzabeth 
Maddison.  )  She  died  January  the  9,  1802,  aged  22  years. 


8  ALVINGHAM 

In    the    church    on    a    neat   grey    and    white    marble   monument 
surmounted  by  an  urn  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel : 

In  the  blessed  hope  of  a  joyful  Resurrection  are  |  deposited 
on  the  north  side  of  this  church  yard  the  earthly  remains 
of  I  John  Emeris  B.D.  and  those  of  his  infant  daughter,  j 
He  was  rector  of  Stoughton  Parva,  Bedfordshire,  |  Perpetual 
curate  of  Alvingham  and  Cockerington,  |  and  many  years 
fellow  of  C.C.  College,  Oxford.  |  In  him  |  his  parishioners  lost 
a  faithful  minister,  |  his  acquaintance  a  benevolent  and 
steady  friend,  |  his  wife  and  children  a  kind  and  afifectionate  | 
husband  and  parent. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

In  memory  of  John  Mad  |  dison  late  of  Alvingham  |  Abbey, 
gent.,  who  departed  |  this  life  Dec'  25,  1749,  |  in  5^  63  year 
of  his  age. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel  with  a  tower  at 
the  west  end.  It  is  kept  in  a  very  good  state,  having  been  rebuilt^ 
in  1806.  The  font  is  octagon  and  plain.  On  an  old  stone  over  the 
south  door  are  these  arms  painted — Or,  a  fesse  between  2  chevrons 
sable  [Walpole].  On  a  hatchment  these  arms — Argent,  2 
battle  axes  in  saltier  sable  [Maddison]  ;  impaHng — Argent,  a  pale 
sable  charged  with  a  sword  in  pale  proper  [Nelthorpe].  Crest — 
an  armed  arm  grasping  a  battle  axe  [Maddison]. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  x,  145-6  ;  0.  M.  1867,  part  ii,  81.] 

(MS  vi,  103-106.) 

Note 

^  It  would  be  more  accurate  to  say  that  the  church  was  restored. 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  29  July,  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  within  the  altar  rails  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  the  Rev<^  Mr  Thomas  Raven,  |  vicar 
of  this  parish,  who  |  departed  this  Ufe  March  |  the  23,  1720, 
aged  52  years. 

On  a  stone  next  to  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  heth  the  body  of  |  Mary  Raven,  wife  of  the  |  said  Rev'^ 
Mr  Raven  |  who  departed  this  hfe  |  August  the  9,  1726  | 
aged  60  years. 

On  another  stone  within  the  altar  rails  (D)  : 

Here  heth  the  body  of  |  the  Rev^  Charles  Hyett  |  Master 
of  Arts  I  late  of  Oriel  College  Oxford  |  &  curate  of  this  parish  | 
who  dyed  on  the  5  day  of  July  |  1769  |  in  the  39  year  of  his 
age. 


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ASLACKBY  9 

On  another  stone  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  y^  Rev*^  Mr  Charles  Bywater  I 
rector  of  this  church  j  who  departed  this  hfe  |  November 
y«  9,  1751,  I  aged  55. 

On  a  brass  plate  also  in  the  floor  within  the  altar  rails  (D)  : 

Martha  Barwis  |  aged  8  years  |  1822.  |  Of  such  is  the  kingdom  | 
of  God. 

On  another  brass  plate  near  the  last  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Joseph  Barwis,  |  30 
years  vicar  of  this  parish,  |  who  departed  this  life  j  April  3, 
1828,  I  aged  65  years. 

On  a  stone  before  the  altar  rails  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mary  the  wife  of  William  |  Garland, 
gent.,  who  |  departed  this  life  April  |  ye  2°«i  A^  Dom.  1738  j 
in  the  66^  year  of  her  age.  |  Here  lies  y^  body  of  |  Mary 
Garland  daughter  |  of  WilUam  and  Mary  |  Garland,  gent.  | 
She  departed  this  life  |  August  y«  20,  1758,  \  aged  51. 

On  another  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  |  William  Garland  gent.  |  who  died 
September  6,  1725,  |  in  the  63rd  year  of  his  age.  |  Also  of  | 
Anne  Garland  |  youngest  daughter  of  the  above  |  WilUam 
Garland,  |  who  died  December  17,  1786,  [  aged  71  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  there  is  an  inscription  but  so 
much  worn  as  to  be  illegible  ;  the  word  '  die  '  can  be  traced  ;  the 
inscription  was  round  the  edge. 

On  another  flat  stone  (D)  : 

Hie  jacet  Robertus  |  Garland  junior  |  qui  obiit  die  Martis  | 
quarto  die  Octobris  |  apud  Sleeford  |  Anno  Domini  |  1664 
aetat.  5  ann. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  nave  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mary  Quincy,  |  one  of  the  daughters  |  and 
coheiresses  of  |  John  Quincy,  |  died  6  January  1780,  aged  88. 

On  a  white  and  black  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  : 

In  the  earth  beneath  this  tablet  |  rest  the  remains  of  |  Samuel 
Newzam  |  who  died  11  of  February  1826,  aged  88  years.  | 
Also  of  Ann  the  wife  of  |  Samuel  Newzam  |  who  died  1st 
of  February  1799,  aged  62  years.  |  Also  of  John  the  son  of  | 
Samuel  and  Ann  Newzam  |  who  died  20th  of  April  1788, 
aged  20  years.  |  Likewise  of  Henry  the  son  of  |  Samuel  and 
Ann  Newzam  |  who  died  21  of  Januarj^  1802,  aged  31  years.  | 
Mortals  be  wise,  remember  judgment  and  prepare  to  die. 

Another  tablet  more  to  the  west  with  white  marble  slab  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  |  of  Thomas 
Green  |  who  departed  this  life  May  11,  1793,  j  aged  49  years.  | 


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Also  Susannah  his  wife  |  who  died  Feb.  16,  1801,  |  aged  62 
years.  |  To  whose  sacred  memory  |  this  monument  is  erected. 

On  a  flat  stone  below  is  the  same  inscription. 

Another  to  the  west,  with  um  above  inscribed  '  Tempus  fugit '  : 
Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Samuel  Darby  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  March  the  28,  1819,  |  aged  54  years.  |  Seek  not  to 
learn  who  underneath  doth  lie.  |  Learn  something  more 
important,  learn  to  die. 

On  a  circular  tablet  against  a  pillar  south  of  the  nave  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Colby  Graves  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
June  the  24,  1799,  |  aged  17  years.  |  Near  this  place  also  |  lie 
the  remains  of  |  Grace  Graves  |  mother  of  the  above  |  who 
died  May  14,   1824,  |  aged  75  years. 

Another  tablet  against  a  pillar  on  the  north  side  of  the  nave  (R)  : 
Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  |  Colby  Graves  |  who  died  May 
3,  1791,  I  aged  41  years.  |  Life  how  short  |  Eternity  |  how  long. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

Here  heth  the  |  body  of  Robert  Graves.  |  He  departed  this 
life  I  the  25th  of  May  1765,  |  aged  67  years. 

Another  more  to  the  east  (D) : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Margaret  the  wife  of  |  Robert  Graves 
who  I  departed  this  life  |  May  y^  18,  1732,  |  aged  35.  |  By 
her  side  lie  two  of  |  their  children  Robert  and  |  Ann,  died 
infants.  |  Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mary  the  wife  of  Robert 
Graves  who  |  departed  this  life  |  Decern,  y^  14,  1752,  aged 
47.  I  Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Mary  the  daughter  of  |  Robert 
and  Margaret  |  Graves  who  departed  |  this  life  July  y®  22^, 
1754,  I  aged  23. 

[On  the  nave  floor  : 

Mary  the  wife  of  Robert  Graves  died  Dec.  14th,  1752,  aged 

23.     Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mary  the  daughter  of  Robert 

and  Mary  Graves  who   departed  this  life  July  22nd,  1754, 

aged  23.     (From  John  Cragg's  notes,  1793.)] 

This  church   consists    of  a   nave   and  2  aisles  supported   upon 

3  pointed  arches  rising  from  tall  clustered  columns  ;    a  chancel, 

and  a  pinnacled  tower  at  the  west  end.     The  font  is  octagonal, 

panelled  with  shields  and  quatrefoils  alternately.     The  battlements 

of  the  south  aisle  are  curious,  somewhat  in  the  Saracenic  style. 

[See  also  LM.S.  i,  219-20.] 

(MS  ii,  231-240.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  14  August,  1835 — This  church  is 
no  better  than  a  bam.  It  is  built  of  stone  and  tiled,  with  a  wooden 
turret  for  a  bell  at  the  west  end.      There  is  no  division  into  aisles 


AUBOURN  11 

or  chancel.  We  could  not  procure  the  key  but  as  we  had  a  perfect 
view  of  the  church  through  the  windows  we  discovered  that  it 
contained  no   monumental  memorial  whatever. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  <Ss  Q.  xi,  41,  L.R.S.  i,  210-11,  where  some 
inscriptions  are  given.  It  is  unlikely  that  W.  J.  Monson  could 
obtain  a  complete  view  under  the  disadvantageous  circumstances 
which  he  mentions.] 

(MS  viii,  165.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Aubome,  10  August,  1833 — 

On  a  flat  black  stone  within  the  communion  rails  with  these  arms 

above,  1st  shield — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  [Gules],  a  saltier  ermine 

[Nevile]  ;    2nd  and  3rd,  [Or]  fretty  [gules],  on  a  canton  [per  pale 

ermine  and  or]  a  galley  [sable]  [Nevile  of  Bulmer]  ;    2nd  shield — 

[Sable],  6  escallops  or,  3,  2,  and  1  or  (Estoft)  ;    3rd  shield — Ermine, 

on  a  fess  [gules],  3  escallops  [or]  [Ingram] — part  is  broken  off  : 

Here    lyes    the    body  of  |  Sir  Christopher  Nevile,  kt,  |  who 

married   first  |  Katharine   the   daughter  |  of   Thomas    Estoft 

of  I  Estoft,     Esq.     She    dyed    in  |  the    year    1668    &    lyes  | 

very  neare  | is  Katharine  |  [daught]er  of  Sir 

Arthur  |  Ingrame  of  Temple  Nusome  |  now  survivinge,  but 
dyed  |  without  children  the  18  |  day  of  November  An' 
Dom'  I  1692. 

On  a  black  stone  next  to  the  south  : 

Here  lyeth  y®  body  |  of  Catharine  Dame  Nevile  only  | 
daughter  of  Arthur  Ingrame,  Bart.,  |  of  Temple  Newsam  in 
Com.  Ebor.  |  by  his  last  wife,  second  wife  |  and  relict  of 
S'  Christopher  |  Nevile,  knight,  of  Aubour.  None  |  can  well 
describe  with  justice  |  the  meekness  manners  piety  |  and 
charity  she  was  so  eminently  |  indowed  with.  |  She  departed 
this  life  I  April  y^  4,  1715,  an  ornament  |  to  her  own  and  an 
honour  |  to  the  family  she  married  |  into.  |  Pity  it  is  so  mean 
a  stone  |  should  cover  such  high  virtue. 

On  a  black  [stone]  next,  still  more  to  the  south  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Bryan  Nevile,  Esq.,  only  son  of 
George  |  Nevile,  Esq.,  of  Thomey  by  Sarah  Copley  his  |  last 
wife  relict  of  John  Copley,  Esq.,  and  |  daughter  of  Bryan 
Cooke,  Esq.,  of  Wheatley  |  in  Com.  Ebor.,  near  his  beloved 
wife,  whose  |  fondness  to  her  when  alive,  tenderness  |  to  his 
children,  charity  to  his  neighbours,  |  &  piety  to  God  must 
ever  recommend  him  (  as  the  best  of  Xtians.  He  deceased 
March  |  25,  1725,  aetat.  74.  His  4  surviving  chil  |  dren  out 
of  3^  duty  and  respect  they  owe  him  |  join  in  this  only 
acknowledgement  left  to  |  the  memory  of  so  worthy  a 
father. 


12  AUBOURN 

[Next  stone  : 

Elizabeth  Nevile,  |  Nov.  30,   1745. 
Christopher  Nevile,  |  Jan.   14,   1772  |  aged  60.] 

A    black    stone    to    the    extreme    south    within    the    altar   rails. 

Arms  above — [Gules],  a  saltier  ermine  [Nevile] ;    in  an   escucheon 

[Or],  on  a  cross  [sable],  5  crescents  [argent]  [Elhs]  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Martha  eldest  daug'"  |  &  co-heir 
of  Tho.  Elhs,  Esq.,  &  of  Jane  his  wife,  |  eldest  sister  &  co- 
heir of  Sir  Chris.  Nevile,  knt.  |  By  her  husband  Brian,  a  younger 
son  of  I  Geo.  Nevile  of  Thomey,  Esq.,  she  had  a  |  numerous 
issue  &  continuing  long  in  a  broken  |  state  of  health  made 
her  request  to  him  |  when  ere  it  should  please  God  to  put 
an  end  |  to  her  being  in  this  world  to  lye  in  her  D^  |  grand- 
mother's grave  under  whose  strict  |  example  of  piety  she 
had  had  her  first  |  impressions,  w'^''  hapning  y«  30  of  March 
1710,  I  in  y®  58  y^  of  her  age,  her  grandmother  having  |  paid 
y«  same  debt  to  nature  y«  11  of  Sep^  1683,  1  after  a  separation 
of  near  27  years,  their  |  bodys  have  here  met  again  to  mingle 

in I  till  at  y®  sound  of  y^  last  trump  |  they  shall 

appear  glorifyed  in  y®  presence  |  of  y^  Lamb  to  joyn  together 
in  hallelujahs  |  to  him  to  all  Eternity. 

A  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 
Near  this  repose  the  ashes  of  |  Eliza  Jane  daughter  |  of 
Lieut.  Gen^  George  Robert  Ainslie  |  and  Sophia  Charlotte 
his  wife.  |  At  the  age  of  nineteen  her  gentle  spirit  |  passed 
to  its  Creator  (  August  3,  1825. 

An  achievement  of  Gules,  a  saltier  ermine  [Nevile] ;  impaling 
— Sable,  3  lions  passant  in  bend  between  2  double  cottises  argent 
[Browne]  ;  Crest — ^A  bull's  head  guardant  argent,  issuing  from  a 
ducal  coronet  or  ;   motto — Ne  Vile  [Nevile]. 

2"^  Atchievement  of  the  arms  of  Nevile,  impahng — Nevile  of  Buhner ; 
crest  and  motto  the  same. 

In  a  recess  in  the  north  wall  of  the  church  are  the  fragments 
of  a  monument  which  seem  once  to  have  been  in  this  place.  An 
alabaster  figure  of  a  man  kneeling,  in  armour,  bareheaded,  with  a 
ruff  round  his  neck,  his  legs  broken  off  ;  in  which  are  also  preserved 
a  shield  of  arms — Gules,  a  fesse  between  3  water  bougets  ermine 
[Meres].     On  a  black  marble  slab  this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

In  memoriam  |  Antonii  Meres  Armigeri  Belli  Ducis 
praestantissimi  Medicis  |  Optimi  Theologique  Celeberrimi 
Alumnus  ejus  Proneposque  |  Matemus  Henricus  Sterrell 
posuit.  I  Filios  habuit  Johannem  Kenelmum  Josephum  et  | 
filias  Gartrudam  Janam  Mariam  Katherinam  et  Annam.  | 
Obiit  undecimo  die  Martii  Anno  D'ni  1587,  etatis  suae  76. 

A  very  handsome  white  marble  monument  against  the  east 
wall  north  of  the  altar,  flanked  by  2  Corinthian  pillars,  surmounted 


AUBOURN  13 

by   an   urn.     The   arms    below — Quarterly,    1st  and   4th,  Nevile ; 

2nd  and  3rd,  Nevile  of  Bulmer  : 

Christopherus  Nevile,  Eques  auratus,  ex  |  antiqua  familia  de 
Grove  de  Rabi  |  Hie  situs  est.  |  Resurgant  etiam  in  hunc 
lapidem  nomina  trium  |  parentum  in  oblivione  quadam  hie 
prope  jaeentium  |  Georgii  Avi  sui  qui  obiit  An'  Dom'  .mdclii  | 
Jervasii  Patris  Equitis  Aurati  qui  anno  proximo  |  Maxima 
virtutis  Fama  ipsum  inseeutus  est  |  Chatharinse  et  matris 
suae  filise  Rich.  Hutton  Mil.  |  Unius  quondam  justieiariorum 
de  Communi  Banco  |  Quae  post  obitum  Jervasii  Triginta 
fere  annis  |  Vitam  viduse  egit  eximia  Pietate.  |  Ex  taU 
eminenti  stirpe  ortus  est  Christopherus  |  Fruetusque  edidit 
Genuinos  |  Nobis  enim  reliquit  Memoriam  finitae  Vitae  | 
Justitia  Hospitio  Beneficiis  illustrissimae.  |  Jaceat  corpus 
suum  silenti  inhumatum  Oreo.  |  Ipsa  ubique  loquetur  et 
tradet  nomen  suum  posteris  |  fama  meliori  quam  possunt 
haB  literae  marmoreae  |  ipsis  etiam  et  magis  durabili.  |  Sese 
dedit  lubenter  morti  et  eflflavit  spiritum  suum  |  Decimo 
octavo  die  Novembris  | 

-^tatis  suae  lxi 
Anno  '   Humanae   salutis 

^  MDCXCII 

On  a  handsome  marble  monument  against  the  north  wall  of 
the  chancel  with  a  medallion  bust  in  profile  of  a  Lady  and  these 
arms  over — Quarterly,  1st,  Nevile  ;  2nd,  Nevile  of  Bulmer  ;  3rd, 
Argent,  a  chevron  between  3  cross  crosslets  gules  ;  4th,  Argent,  on 
a  plain  cross  sable  5  crescents  or  [EUis] ;  on  an  inescocheon — Azure, 
a  pheon  argent,  and  a  border  of  the  last  [charged  with  8  torteaux — 
Sharpe].     This  inscription  on  a  slab  below  the  bust  : 

To  the  memory  of  Ehzabeth  Neville  daughter  of  |  George 
Sharpe  Esq.,  of  Barmby,  in  Nottinghamshire,  |  and  wife  of 
Christopher  Neville,  Esq.,  |  of  Wellingore  in  Lincolnshire.  \ 
She  died  the  21  day  of  November  |  in  the  year  of  our  Lord 
1745,  I  aged  30  years. 

In  the  chancel  are  flat  stones  to  the  memory  of  : 
William  Lambe  died  May  25,  1801,  aged  63. 
William  Lambe  died  9  April  1826,  aged  56. 
Sarah  his  wife  died  Dec.  26,   1829,  aged  56. 
Wilham  son  of  W™  &  Sarah  Lambe  bom  March  29,   1796, 

died  May  10,  1798. 
John  &  George  Lambe  sons  of  the  same  died  infants. 
Mary  wife  of  W™  Lambe  died  Sept.  2^,  1822,  aged  34. 
Mary  their  infant  daughter. 
Rachel  Mawer  Lambe  infant  daughter  of  W™  &  Rachel  Lambe. 

bom  4  August,  &  died  4  November,  1827.    Also  Wilham 

died  an  infant. 


U  AUBOURN 

Sarah  wife  of  Robert  Robinson  died  March  14,  1807,  aged  69. 

[Thomas  Lamb  died  July  13,  1813,  aged  67. 

Also  Ann  daughter  of  Thomas  &  EHzabeth  Lamb  died  Dec. 
12,  1815,  aged  21. 

Robert  Lamb,  senior,  died  Dec.  26,  1810,  aged  75.] 
[South  side  of  sanctuary  a  white  marble  slab  surmounted  by  an 
um  on  black  foundation  : 

Sacred    to    the    memory    of    Lady    Sophia   Nevile,    wife   of 

Christopher    Nevile,    Esq.,   of    Wellingore   and   daughter  of 

Baptist   Earl  of   Gainsborough,  obiit   November   5th,  1780  ; 

also  placed  in  same  vault  2  of  their  infant  children  Horatio 

Thomas  and  Lucy  EUzabeth.] 
The  church   is  small ;    it  consists  of  a  nave,  chancel  and  tower 
at  the  west  end.     The  altar  is  raised  very  high  from  the  level  of 
the  chancel  by  2  steps.    The  font  is  an  octagon  panelled  in  quatre- 
foils. 

(MS   xii,  39-46.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  12  August,  1834 — This  church 
consists  of  a  nave,  and  aisles,  chancel,  south  porch  and  a 
tower  and  spire  at  the  west  end.  The  nave  is  divided  from 
the  south  aisle  by  3  very  light  and  elegant  pointed  arches 
springing  from  clustered  columns  with  beautiful  foliated  capitals, 
and  from  the  north  aisle  by  2  Norman  arches,  the  capitals  of 
which  are  adorned  with  figures.  The  arches  leading  to  the  chancel 
and  to  the  tower  are  both  pointed.  The  chancel  is  divided  from  the 
termination  of  the  aisles  on  the  north  side  by  a  Norman,  and  on 
the  south  by  a  pointed,  arch.  The  font  is  of  Norman  character, 
round  and  massy,  with  four  attached  pillars.  The  steps  to  the 
antient  rood  loft  are  still  remaining  (D). 

A   flat   stone    within  the   altar   rails    with    this  inscription   round 

the  edge  in  old  capitals  (R)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  John  Coulthurst  of  Ounsby  gentle- 
man, I  who  was  buried  |  the  27  day  of  December  Anno 
Dom'i  1627. 

To   the   south   is   another   old   stone  with  the  inscription  round 
the  edge  but  nearly  effaced  : 

Johan     the     wife     of  ....  |  John    Colthurst |  of 

Ownsbie  .  .  .  (the  rest  gone)^. 

On  a  brass  plate  let  into  the  first  mentioned  stone  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  interred  the  body  of  |  John  Colthurst  of  Aunsby, 
gent.,  I  husband  of  Faith  Colthurst  |  who  departed  this  life 
on  the  14  |  day  of  October  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  |  1678, 
devoutly  resigning  his  soul  |  to  God  in  perfect  assurance  of 
a  happy  |  Resurrection  and  glorious  immortality. 


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AUNSBY  15 

Another  brass  plate  let  into  the  second  stone  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  interred  the  body  j  of  Faith  Colthurst  widow,  | 
the  late  wife  of  John  Colt  |  hurst,  gent.  She  departed  this  | 
life  the  17  day  of  Decern.  1679,  |  to  enjoy  with  her  said 
hus  I  band  etemall  Felicity  at  I  their  Resurrection. 

A  flat  stone  to  the  north  of  these  in  capitals  : 

Here  lies  |  the  Rev.  M^  Benj.  Stokes  |  the  late  |  pious  studious 
charitable  |  rector  of  |  Aunsbye  and  Demblebye  |  A.D.  1721. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  in  capitals  (R)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  John  Colthurst  |  buried  the  19  day 
of  January  1678,  |  and  Jane  his  sister  buried  the  2^  day  of  | 
August,  1680,  I  the  son  and  daughter  of  William  |  Colthurst 
and  Mary  his  wife. 

Another  to  the  north  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  the  |  body  of  Mary  Col-  |  thurst  the  daughter 
of  WiUiam  and  |  Mary  Colthurst  |  his  wife.  She  depar  |  ted 
this  life  the  |  16  of   October  |  1684. 

To  the  west  is  an  old  stone  with  the  inscription  round  in  large 

letters,  but  partly  eflPaced  : 

Heare  under  this  stone  lyeth  the  body  of  Elizabeth  wife  to 
William  ....  was  buried   13  of  Sept.   1610. 

To  the  north  is  a  flat  stone  with   an  inscription   round  the  edge 
in  old  character  mostly  efifaced  but  what  remains  is  : 

Hie    iacet    Edwardus quondam xl 

cuius  awime  propicietwr  dews  Amen. 

A  flat  stone  more  to  the  north,  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  interred  Alice  |  the  wife  of  H.  WilUamson.  |  She 
died  March  27,  1709. 

Another  to  the  north  in  capitals  partly  broken  off  (R)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  .  .  .  |  M^  Henry  Will[iamson]  |  deceased 
Oct.  the  ...  I  1709,  |  late  rector  of  Aunsby. 

A   flat  stone  on   the   floor  of  the  south  aisle  of  the  chancel  the 
inscription  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  |  body  of  Edmund  Wat  |  son  who  was  buried  | 

Januarii  the  9,  |  1688. 

Another  to  the  north  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  M^  Thomas  Watson,  who  |  departed 
this  life  I  March  the  26,  1706,  |  in  y«  74  year  of  his  age. 

Another  slab  more  to  the  north  in  capitals  : 

Ehzabeth  y^  wife  of  |  M^  Tho.  Watson  |  died  Mar.  29,  1709. 

(MS  V,  127-132.) 

Note 

^  Perhaps  Jane  the  wife  of  the  John  Coulthurst,  who  was  buried 
in  1627. 


16  BARDNEY 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  12  October,  1840 — This  has  been  a 
handsome  and  spacious  old  church,  but  some  of  the  repairs  which 
may  have  been  necessary  on  account  of  its  dilapidated  state  have 
not  been  conducted  judiciously.  The  nave  is  separated  from  the 
two  aisles  by  four  pointed  arches,  but  the  organ  loft  (D)  occupies 
as  much  as  one  at  the  end  of  the  nave.  The  pulpit  (D)  is  painted 
in  a  very  gaudy  manner,  especially  a  figure  of  an  angel  over  the 
sounding  board  with  a  golden  trumpet  and  sky  blue  drapery.  The 
chancel  is  entirely  partitioned  off  from  the  nave  and  is  by  far  the 
handsomest  part  now  left.  The  roof  has  not  been  ceiled,  but  left 
with  its  old  timbers  supported  on  brackets  of  angels  bearing  shields. 
On  the  interlacing  of  the  groins  are  some  old  carving  of  roses.  The 
wooden  tablets  (R)  of  the  benefactions  afl&xed  to  the  north  wall 
near  the  entrance  and  also  on  the  west  wall  of  the  north  aisle  are 
curious  inasmuch  as  a  rude  coloured  picture  of  the  benefactor  is 
placed  before  the  account  of  the  benefaction. 

The  first  of  these  is  of  Joseph  Knowles,  apprentice  of  London, 
and  son  of  Richard  Knowles  of  Bardney  deceased.  This  Joseph 
at  the  age  of  xxv  years  departed  this  life  ye  x  day  of  August  in  the 
year  of  Grace  1603,  and  left  £30  by  his  will  dated  y^  second  of 
August  to  be  laid  out  in  land  to  give  bread  every  Sunday  to  12 
poor  people.  John  Knowles,  senior,  gave  £10  to  further  the  gift 
of  his  nephew.     The  second  tablet  runs  as  follows  : 

WilUam  Hurstcroft  |  late  of  Bardney,  |  who  departed  |  this 
life  the  second  |  day  of  May  in  the  |  year  of  our  Lord  |  1630, 
who  in  his  last  will  and  testament  |  besides  other  charitable 
deeds  did  |  also  give  one  house  in  Boston  to  3^  poor  j  of 
Bardney  &  Newport  in  Lincoln  |  equally  to  be  divided 
for  ever. 

There  are  no  tombs  or  inscriptions  in  the  body  of  the  church  now 
visible.  It  has  been  floored  from  the  old  stones.  A  few  still 
remain  in  the  chancel. 

On  a  flat  stone  : 

In  memory  |  of  the  Rev^  |  Mr  G.  Blennerhaysett  |  late  vicar 
hereof,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Jan^  26,  1778,  |  in  the  60th 
year  of  his  age. 

On  another  : 

In  memory  |  of  |  Francis  Brown  |  late  of  Hull  |  who  departed 

this  life  I  8  Sept.  1786,  |  aged  9  years  11  months. 

How  loved  how  valued  once  avails  thee  not 

To  whom  related  or  by  whom  begot 

A  heap  of  dust  alone  remains  of  thee 

'Tis  all  thou  art  and  all  that  we  must  be. 


BARHOLME  17 

On  another  stone  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mary  the  wife  of  |  Thomas  Bartholomew  | 
died  February  the  12,  1776,  |  aged  53. 

On  an  old  stone  is  carved  a  cross,  with  : 

C.  S. 

May  27 

1715. 

The  old  stone  to  the  daughter  of  Lord  Willoughby  and  wife  of 
[Henry]  Andrews  was  destroyed  when  the  church  was  repaired. 

[Hanging  on  the  walls  of  the  belfrey  : 

Vinsent  Ward  died  6  March  1766.  By  his  will  dated  1760 
did  leave  the  interest  of  £3  to  be  given  in  bread  on  Candlemas 
Day. 

Thomas  Kitchen  late  of  Tupholme.  By  his  will  dated  the 
tenth  day  of  Oct.  1711,  he  left  his  estates  at  Fulletby  Moorby 
Belchford  and  Low  Toynton,  to  found  a  free  school  for  the 
teaching  of  the  poor  children  of  Bardney,  Tupholme,  and 
Bucknall.  Salary  of  the  Master  £20,  the  overplus  of  rent 
and  repairs  to  apprentice  a  poor  child  in  Southrey. 

Wooden  tablet  in  belfrey  : 

William  Norris  died  Feb.  15th,  1705.  He  left  the  interest 
of  £2  to  be  given  in  bread  on  Holy  Thursday  annually. 
John  Bennington  died  1690.  He  left  the  interest  of  £8  to 
be  given  in  bread  on  the  Circumcision  of  Our  Saviour  annually. 
John  Lightfoot  died  22  Oct.  1722.  He  left  the  interest  of 
£3  to  be  given  in  bread  on  All  Saints  Day.] 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  239.] 

(MS  X,  63-66.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  August,  1831 — 

On  a  brass  plate  (R)  set  on  a  bracket  against  the  chancel  wall  with 
these  arms  cut  on  it — 2  bars  nebule  .  .  .  ,  on  a  chief  2  arrows 
in  saltier  .  .  .  between  3  towers  .  .  .^  : 

Reader  hereunder  Ues  my  friend  |  who  as  he  lived  so  did 
he  end  |  his  dayes  in  peace  expecting  then  |  a  blessed  resurrec- 
tion when  I  his  God  should  please  so  let  us  all.  |  From  earth 
wee  come  to  earth  wee  shall  ]  Francis  Fordham  gent,  departed 
this  life  Ao  D'ni  1641. 

On  a  handsome  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall  of  the  north 
aisle  with  a  shield  of  arms  above,  but  now  effaced  : 

Underneath  |  are  deposited  |  the  mortal  remauis  of  |  Richard 
Walburge  |  of  the  town  of  Stamford  in  this  county,  gent.,| 
and  lord  of  this  manor  of  |  Barholme  cum  Stow,  |  which  by 

B 


18  BARHOLME 

the  blessing  of  God  upon  his  endeavours  ]  he  purchased 
himself  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1705,  |  and  |  would  you  have 
a  perfect  image  of  the  deceased  |  behold  him  as  he  was,  |  An 
exemplary  faithful  christian  |  a  zealous  Protestant  of  the 
Church  of  England,  |  always  firm  to  its  doctrine  and  dis- 
cipline I  and  a  devout  and  constant  attendant  on  its  service,  | 
the  best  of  husbands  and  most  affectionate  father,  |  a  kind 
and  valuable  relative,  |  a  wise  master,  a  loyal  subject,  |  steady 
to  his  friends  &  obliging  to  his  enemies,  |  most  industrious 
in  his  calling  &  just  in  his  deaUngs,  |  an  able  and  faithful 
guardian,  |  a  true  lover  of  learning,  |  an  active  promoter  of 
pious  charities,  |  and  a  hberal  contributer  thereto,  |  who 
after  he  had  eminently  acquitted  himself  in  all  these  |  severall 
characters  fell  asleep  in  the  Lord  on  the  27  day  |  of  May 
Anno  Dom'  1751,  and  in  y®  54  year  of  his  age,  |  in  an  assured 
hope  of  a  joyful  resurrection  |  and  in  expectation  of  being 
gathered  unto  him  |  when  the  Almighty  shall  appoint.  ] 
There  yet  remains  EUzabeth  his  mournful  widow  |  [eldest 
daughter  of  Ed™^  Curtis  late  of  Stamford  aforesaid  gent.],  | 
who,  in  memory  of  her  dear  departed  consort,  and  as  |  a 
pledge  of  her  great  esteem  and  affection  for  him,  |  erected 
this  monument,  )  to  whome  she  bare  1  son  &  3  daughters 
all  living,  viz.  |  Simon,  EUzabeth,  Margaret,  &  Catherine,  | 
the  hope  and  comfort  of  their  afHicted  mother. 

On  a  flat  stone  by  the  arch  to  the  tower  : 

In  memory  of  |  Sarah,  dau""  of  John  Dowsing  clerk  |  (vicar 
of  Middleton  in  the  county  of  Norfolke)  |  and  Sarah  his  wife  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  on  the  11  day  of  December  1781,  | 
aged  26  years. 

On  the  south  front  of  the  tower  under  the  battlement  is   this 
inscription  : 

1648  I  H  j  Was  ever  such  a  thing  |  since  the  creation,  |  a  new 

steeple  built  in  |  the  time  of  vexation. 

[See  also  G.M.,  1862,  part  ii,  737-41;    Jeans,  Supp.,  2.] 

(MS  i,  29-32.) 
Note 

^Evidently  the  arms  of  Fordham,  Barry  wavy  of  six  or  and  azure, 
on  a  chief  gules  two  arrows  in  saltire  between  as  many  castles 
argent. 


Notes  taken  in  the  church,    12  August,   1833 — 

On  an  old  stone  in  the  chancel  in  church  text  round  the  edge  : 
Hie  iacet  WiUeZmus  de  Alford  cuius  anime  propicietur  Deus. 


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There  are  some  other  old  stones  the  inscriptions  efEaced,  one 
with  the  figure  of  a  priest  and  another  coffin  shaped  with  a  crescent 
on  it. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  south  aisle  resting  on  4  pointed 
arches,  a  chancel,  and  tower  at  the  west  end.  The  font  is  octagon, 
adorned  with  the  Insignia  of  the  Crucifixion. 

(MS  xii,  77.) 


Notes  taken  in  the  church,  12  August,  1833 — 

An  old  stone  (D)  in  the  chancel  with   this   inscription   round   the 

edge  in  old  character  : 

ux  :   Thomse  de  Ed obiit to 

die  April  A^  D'ni  mccclxxxx  cujus  anime 

There  is  another  old  stone  with  a  cross,  and  another  now  quite 
broken  and  illegible. 

The  church  consists  of  a  western  tower,  a  nave,  and  chancel. 

(MS  xii,  53.) 

parrobj  on  ?|umljer 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Barrow,  2  September,   1835 — 

In  the  north  aisle  a  marble  monument  (R)  against  the  wall  with 
these  arms  over — Argent,  a  chevron  between  3  boars'  [or, 
perhaps,  brocks']  heads  azure ;  crest — A  boar  passant  azure 
[for  Broxholme]  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Lieut.  Col.  |  W™  Broxolme  son  of 
Jo.  Broxolme  Esq.  |  and  Troath  his  wife  relict  of  Sir  Hen.  | 
Foulks  knt  Bann""*.  He  dyed  in  the  fifty  |  ninth  year  of  his 
age  &  on  the  4  day  |  of  April  1684  ;  he  was  a  true  son  of  |  the 
Church  of  England  in  w'^''  faith  he  |  dyed,  a  loyall  subject 
to  his  king  w'^''  |  he  manifested  in  several  parlements,  |  a 
discreet  &  good  magistrate  in  his  cou  |  ntry,  and  a  most 
worthy  just  friend,  |  reall  in  all  true  kindness  without  |  any 
mixture  of  dissigne  ;  in  fine  he  |  was  a  brave  just  &  a  generous 
man,  |  and  dyed  lamented  by  all  that  |  knew  him. 

On  a  marble  tablet  more  to  the  west  in  the  north  aisle  (R)  ; 

The  Rev<i  John  Brockbank  |  died  Dec^  21^\  1800,  |  aged  44 
years.  |  As  an  able  instructor  of  youth,  |  sincere  clergyman,  | 
and  an  upright  man,  |  his  character  was  respectable.  |  As  an 
affectionate  husband,  |  his  memory  will  long  be  dear  j  to  hifi 
disconsolate  widow. 


20  BARROW   ON   HUMBER 

More  to  the  west  on  a  white  and  grey  marble  monument  in  capitals 

(R): 

In  memory  |  of  the  Rev.  Will.  Trevor,  A.M.,  |  forty  years 
vicar  of  this  place,  |  who  died  20  Feb.  1794,  aged  74.  |  Also 
of  Hepzibah  his  wife  |  who  died  17  Dec.  1787,  aged  61.  | 
Also  of  the  Revd  W»  Francis  Trevor  |  who  died  29  April  1784, 
aged  34.  |  Of  Hepzibah  Trevor  |  who  died  16  Sept.  1791, 
aged  42.  |  Of  Rob*  Brook  Brydges  Trevor  |  who  died  2  Oct. 
1764,  aged  11,  |  their  children,  and  of  two  others  |  in  their 
infancy. 

Opposite  these  two  last  monuments  are  flat  stones  also  to  John 
Brockbank  and  Will.  Trevor  (D). 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  : 

In  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  Earke  |  daughter  of  Theophilus 
&  Elizabeth  Kirke  |  who  departed  this  life  |  August  6,  1814,  | 
aged  33  years. 

Within  rails  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  stands  an  altar  tomb 
(now  level  with  the  floor)  with  a  grey  marble  slab  and  this 
inscription  in  gilt  letters  : 

Beneath  this  marble  lieth  interred  |  the  remains  of  the  |  Rev^ 
Mr  Rob*  Kirke,  A.M.,  |  late  vicar  of  this  place.  |  He  departed 
this  life  the  22  |  of  May  1755,  |  in  the  51  year  of  his  age. 

On  the  front  of  the  east  end  of  the  tomb  (now  on  the  north  wall 

of  the  chancel)  : 

R.K.  being  dead  yet  speaketh.  |  Keep  stedfast  in  the  faith,  | 
Be  constant  at  private  and  publick  worship,  |  Be  charitable,  | 
Do  justice,  love  mercy,  live  soberly,  |  and  the  Peace  of  God 
be  with  vou  Amen. 

On  a  similar  altar  tomb  by  its  side  to  the  south  (now  level  with 

the  floor)  : 

Here  |  lyeth  the  body  |  of  |  Mrs  Abigail  Kirke  |  relict  |  of 
the  late  Rev^  Mr  Kirke  |  died  |  Nov.  21,  1767,  |  aged  56  | 
years. 

Above  these  monuments  is  a  very  neat  painted  glass  window  of 
the  Ascension  (D)  given  by  Mr  Kirke  who  left  money  to  keep  it 
in  repair  and  if  not  required  for  that  purpose  to  go  to  the  poor  of 
the  parish. 

There  are  flat  stones  (D)  at  this  end  of  the  church  to  Molly  Kirke 
who  died  15  Jan^,  1800,  aet.  50,  EUzabeth  Kirke  who  died  7  Dec. 
1800,  set.  41,  and  to  Abigail  Kirke. 

On  a  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  (R)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Reverend  |  Edward  Henry 
Hesleden,  clerk,  |  M.A.,  late  fellow  of  Mag.  Coll.  Oxon,  | 
vicar  of  this  parish  |  who  departed  this  life  |  February  14, 
1828,  I  aged  53  years. 


BARROW   ON   HUMBER  21 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  is  an  inscription  much  rubbed  to 
Elizabeth  wife  of  Will.  Smith  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Grace  Hudson 
who  died  Feb.  16,  ....  ,  set.  34  years. 

There  is  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (R)  to  John  Brown  who  died  2 
April,  1781,  set.  68,  and  on  the  same  stone  to  John  Wilson,  died 
3  March  1784,  set.  53. 

A  white  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel 
(R),  north  of  the  altar,  these  arms  over — Azure,  six  martlets,  on  a 
chief  argent,  three  bucks'  heads  cabossed  proper  [Uppleby]  ;  on 
an  inescucheon — Azure,  on  a  chevron  between  three  bucks  tripping 
or  as  many  martlets  gules  [Robinson].  Crest — a  buck's  head 
couped  at  the  neck  quarterly  argent  and  proper,  attired  sable 
[Uppleby].     This  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  George  Uppleby  Esquire,  |  A 
gentleman  of  the  Privy  Chamber  to  George  III,  |  in  the  dis- 
charge of  his  public  duties  |  as  a  Deputy  Lieutenant  and 
Magistrate  of  this  county,  |  his  zeal  tempered  with  a  strict 
regard  to  Justice  |  and  united  with  gentleness  and  patience,  | 
enabled  him  to  decide  with  equity  and  |  so  to  heal  animosities  | 
as  to  secure  to  himself  kindness  esteem  and  gratitude.  |  He 
married  Sarah  the  only  child  of  |  Charles  Robinson  Esquire 
of  Beverley,  |  and  sole  heiress  of  her  grandfather  WilHam 
Gildas  Esq^  |  of  Bardney  Hall,  by  whom  he  had  seven 
children,  |  Sarah,  Charles,  Dorothy,  EUza,  George  Crowle, 
George  |  and  Lucy,  |  all  of  whom  except  George  Crowle 
survived  him.  |  He  died  April  25,  1816,  in  the  65  year  of  his 
age.  I  His  affectionate  widow  erects  this  tribute  of  respect  |  to 
her  husband's  cherished  memory. 

On  a  grey  marble  tablet  with  a  white  um  above  against  the  east 
wall  (R)  south  of  the  altar  : 

In  memory  of  |  Roger  Uppleby  |  who  died  the  25th  of  |  Dec' 

1780,   I  aged  22  years. 

A  blue  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Mr  James  |  Houseman,  Sen',  who  died 
the  24th  of  |  October  1715,  in  the  88th  year  of  |  his  age.  | 
Here  also  lieth  the  body  of  Mr  |  James  Houseman,  Jun', 
his  only  child,  |  by  Margaret  his  wife,  now  surviving  | 
daughter  of  Mr  John  Matson,  merchant  |  at  Dover.  He  died 
the  1st  of  February  |  1715,  aged  31  yeai-s.  |  Also  here  heth 
the  above  said  |  Mrs  Margaret  Houseman  |  who  died  |  the 
9th  of  February  1719,  aged  87  years. 

On  an  old  stone  (D)  to  the  north  of  the  last  has  been  an  inscription 
round  the  edge  but  now  entirely  effaced,  but  the  words  ....  cto 
die  mensi. 


22  BARROW   ON   HUMBER 

A  flat  stone  to  the  south  (R)  : 

Here  Ues  ye  |  body  of  Mr  Robert  Lamb  |  he  departed  this 
life  ye  I  3  of  April  1721. 

A  stone  more  to  the  west  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Robert  |  Hardy  who  departed  this 
life  I  ye  21  of  June,  Anno  1711,  aged  64.  |  Hold  stand  and  see 
what  I  Hear  y®  Lord  hath  done  |  He  hath  summoned  me 
and  I  Tacken  home  his  son.  |  My  glass  is  run  my  time  |  Is 
now  at  Hand  |  That  I  may  go  unto  y^  Holy  land  |  Remember 
youth  as  thou  |  Art  so  once  was  I  |  So  learn  to  Uve  |  And 
fear  not  for  to  dy  |  Since  death  from  sin  |  Hath  set  me  free  : 
then  I  Friends  prepare  to  follow  me. 

Another  to  the  south  (R)  : 

Here  heth  y^  body  |  of  Robert  Hardy  of  |  Barrow  who 
departed  |  this  life  July  y^  23,  1729,  |  aged  31  years.  |  Also 
Joyson  his  wife  who  |  departed  this  life  Dec^^  |  y®  21,  1766, 
aged  66  years. 

Other  stones  [in  the  chancel]  in  memory  of  : 
Robert  Hardy  died  23  May  1770,  set.  43. 
Mary  his  wife  died  26  Jan.  1812,  set.  82. 
John  Hardy  died  22  Aug.  1814,  set.  62. 
Susannah  his  wife  died  12  Jiine  1826,  set.  77. 

A  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  nave  much  rubbed  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  |  the  body  of  the  Rev^  |  Mr  Joseph  Foxlow  |  late 
vicar  of  this  parish  who  |  was  buried  [blank]  October  |  1728, 
set.  35  years. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  on  the  north  side  resting 
on  5  arches,  of  which  4  are  round  and  the  easternmost  pointed. 
On  the  south  side  are  4  pointed  arches,  a  chancel  divided  by  an 
arch  which  is  blocked  up,  and  in  the  head  is  a  large  modern  window, 
a  pinnacled  tower  at  the  west  end,  and  a  south  porch. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  x,  146.] 

(MS  vi,  145-154.) 


5?arton  S>amt  jHarp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,   1   September,   1835 — 

In  the  south  chapel  of  the  chancel  against  the  south  wall,  with  these 
arms  above — 

Sable,    a    lion    rampant    between    eight    crosslets    argent   [Long]. 

Crest —  .  .  .  .    : 

Near  |  this  tablet  |  is  interred  y^  body  of  WilUam  Long  of  | 
Louth,  Justice  of  the  Peace  for  many  years.  |  He  married 
Mary  daughter  of  John  |  Tripp,  gent.,  once  Mayor  of  Hull 


BARTON   SAINT   IVIARY  23 

by  whom  he  had  issue  5  sons  |  &  7  daughters  of  which 
3  I  survived  him,  viz.,  |  EUzabeth,  Mary,  &  Frances.  |  By 
his  will  gave  200£  to  be  |  laid  out  in  a  purchase  of  land  for  | 
y*  education  of  children  ;  |  also  a  tenement  and  yard  |  for 
better  convenience  |  of  y^  Vicarage  House.  |  Obiit  26  Martii, 
1729,   I  iEtat.  suae  85. 

On  a  slab  below  the  monument  is  inscribed  : 

The  above  named  John  Tripp  devised  |  lands  for  the  main- 
tenance of  the  I  blew  coats  |  and  Lady  Rand  his  daughter  | 
gave  4£  per  ann.  to  the  |  iVIinister  of  this  town  to  preach  |  an 
annual  sermon,  |  and  forty  shiUings  |  per  ann.  to  the  poor. 

In  the  same  south  chancel  aisle  are  these  flat  stones  to  : 

EHzabeth  wife  of  Robert  Edward  Johnson  died  4  Dec.  1834, 

aet.  55. 
Martin  Robinson  died  16  June  1782,  aet.  81. 
Thomas  Robinson  died  Nov.  9,  1771,  aet.  .  . 
Susanna  his  wife  died  Sept.  3,  1792,  aet.  82. 
Harriet  Atkinson  died  March  21,  ....  ,  aet.  85. 

On  an  old  stone  in  the  chancel : 

Hie  iacet  Ricardus  Haubord  quondam  |  capellawws  parochialis 
istius  loci  q.  |  obiit  [primo]  die  mensis  aprihs  anno  domini 
Mcccc  septuag  :    i.  cuius  anime  propicietur  deus. 

The  description  [by  Grervase  Holies  (L.R.S.  i,  78)  ]  of  the  monument 
to  Jane  the  wife  of  John  Shipsea  is  very  accurate  but  he  omits 
the  following  inscription  on  the  shaft : 

Sic  mortua  |  est  Rahel  |  et  sepulta  |  Gen.  35,  v.  19. 

The  inscription  [by  Gervase  Holies,  ibid.]  on  the  verge  of  the  flat 

stone  to  Simon  Seman  runs  thus  : 

Hie  iacet  Simon  Seman  quondam  civis  et  vinitarius  ac 
Aldermanus  London  qui  obiit  xi  die  mensis  Augusti  anno 
domini  millesimo  cccc  trigesimo  tercio  cuius  anime  et  omnium 
fidelium  defunctorum  propitietur  deus  Amen  amen. 

The  arms  Holies  describes  are  now  gone  but  two  shields  still  remain 
in  brass.     I  think  with  a  cypher  of  I  H  S. 

[At  the  four  comers  in  the  brass  are  the  Man,  the  Lion,  the  Ox, 
and  the  Eagle.] 

In  the  south  aisle  are  these  inscriptions  on  flat  stones  to  : 

John  Wilbar,  gent.,  died  4  March  1811,  aet.  66,  and  to  Jane 

wife  of  the  preceding  died  12  March  1830,  aet.  84. 

Anne  dau^  of  John  &  Anne  Bennett,  granddaughter  of  John 

&  Margaret  Saunderson,  died  3  Aug.   1758,  aet.  9. 

John  Alcock  died  5  Nov^  1823,  aet.  26. 

Lucy  his  wife  died  29  Oct.   1825,  set.  33. 

Anne  Hudson  Alcock  their  dau''  died   11   Sept.    1821,  set.  5 

months. 


24  BARTON   SAINT   MARY 

William  Hudson  died  22  Oct.   1814,  set.   69. 

Lucy  dau'  of  William  &  Margaret  Hudson  died  5  April  1790, 

set.  2. 

William  son  of  John  Haworth  Hudson  and  Jane  died  5  Aug. 

1816,  aet.  2. 

John  Haworth  son  of  the  same  15  Oct.  1816,  set.  4. 

John  Uppleby  Hudson  died  March  1820,  set.  6  months. 

Thomas  Haworth  died  16  March  1768,  aet.  53. 

Eliz.  his  widow  26  Sept.  1802,  set.  82. 

Thomas  their  son  died  1755,  aet.  5. 

David  their  son  died  10  Nov^  1815,  aet.  72. 

Elizabeth     Scrivener    their    daur    died    4    Jime     1827,    set. 

82. 

Mary  wife  of  John  Limn  died  21  Nov.  1831,  set.  58. 

Elizabeth  grandaughter  of  the  above  and  dau^  of  William 

and  Elizabeth  Robinson  died  9  Jan''  1833,  aet.  10  months. 

Robert  Cooke  died  28  August  1822,  aet.  49. 

Ehzabeth  his  wife  died   16  Dec^"  1823,  aet.  58. 

There  are  flat  stones  in  the  nave  to  the  memory  of  : 
John  Bygott  died  19  March   1821,  set.  25. 
George  Bygott  died  30  May  1804,  aet.  70. 
Ann  his  wife  14  June  1801,  set.  67. 
George  Bygott  their  son  died  2  Feb.  1788,  aet.  24. 
Robert  their  son  died  17  Nov.  1799,  set.  29. 
James  Bygott  died  20  June  1810,  aet.  59. 
James  Bygott  died  26  May  1805,  aet.  61. 

Martha  his  wife  died  17  Dec^  1812.  | 

Peggy  their  daughter  died  15  Feb^  1815,  set.  42.  ^ 

Wilham  Bygott  15  Dec^  1810,  aet.  72. 

Margaret    wife    of    Robert    Bygott    died    10   Feb.    1794,   aet. 
56. 

Robert  Bygott  died  13  May  1810,  aet.  74. 
Susanna  their  daughter  died  14  July  1835,  aet.  68. 
John  son  of  Richard  and  Sarah  Johnson  died  12  June  1792, 
aet.  16. 

Richard  Johnson  died  26  Sept.  1809,  set.  68. 
Sarah  his  wife  died  5  Sept.   1829,  set.  87, 
Richard  Kennington  died  12  July  1809,  aet.  52. 
Anne  Kennington  died  20  March  1820,  aet.  21. 
Susanna   wife   of   Richard   Kennington   died    18   Aug.    1831, 
set.  70. 

John  Kennington  died  6  March  1759,  set.  48. 
Sarah  his  wife  26  Jan^  1796,  aet.  78. 
Joseph  Cook  died  5  Oct.  1785,  aet.  77. 

In  the  chancel  within  the  altar  rails  are  three  large  blue  stones 
which  have  had  brasses  round  the  edges,  now  gone.     On  one,  a 


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cross  botone  is  cut,  and  on  another  two  figures  which  have  had 
their  hands  and  faces  composed  of  brass.  A  stone ^  of  the  same 
kind  is  in  the  south  aisle  of  the  chancel,  and  another  old  blue  stone 
has  been  used  for  WiUiam  Long,  Esq's,  name  to  be  cut  on  it.  At 
the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle  is  a  similar  stone  with  two  figures 
cut  on  it  ;    their  heads  and  hands  in  brass  now  gone.^ 

A  blue  flat  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  John  Saunderson  gent.  |  who  died 
on  the  30tb  of  |  October  1757,  aged  63  years.  |  Also  the  body 
of  Mrs  I  Margaret  Saunderson  |  his  widow  who  died  on  the  | 
16  November  1757,  aged  |  60  years.  |  Also  the  body  of  John 
Saunderson  |  gent,  son  of  the  above  |  John  and  Marg* 
Saunderson  |  who  departed  this  life  |  28  Oct.  1778,  aged 
57   I  years. 

A  stone  collateral  to  the  south  of  the  last : 

Under  this  stone  are  |  deposited  the  remains  of  |  Laetitia 
Saunderson  |  widow  of  John  Saunderson  |  gentleman.  She 
died  I  on  the  9th  day  of  December  |  1792,  aet.  64  years. 

A  modem  brass  plate  in  the  floor  of  the  north  aisle  in  capitals  : 
Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  j  Sarah  Hatherell  |  who  died  25 
June  1824  |  aged  76  years. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  (R)  to  the  memory  of  : 

Richard  Evans  gent,  died  28  Dec.  1831,  aet.  44.  Also 
Richard  his  son  died  27  May  1823,  aet.  1  year  &  2  months. 

[At  the  west  end  of  S.  James's  aisle  is  a  flat  stone  with  this  inscrip- 
tion : 

Here  lyeth  the  bodye  of  Ann  Arnold  late  wife  of  Thomas 
Arnold  who  leved  Qitje  sex  yeares,  and  was  buried  the  2  of 
Desember,  Anno  D'ni  1637.] 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  x,  186  ;    L.R.S.  i,  78-80  ;    Jeans,  5.] 

(MS  vi,   171-178.) 

Note 

^  This  name  is  now  illegible.  All  the  brasses  are  gone,  but  the 
stone  may  be  identified  ^  ith  that  of  Wilham  Lorymer,  whose  will 
was  proved  at  Lambeth,  19  November,  1458  (P.C.C.,  14  Stokton), 
and  he  provided  that  his  body  was  to  be  buried  in  the  chapel  of  the 
church  of  the  B.V.M.  of  Barton,  before  that  altar  of  St  James, 
under  a  blue  stone  lying  in  the  same  place.  The  '  south  aisle  of  the 
chancel,'  mentioned  in  the  text,  was  the  chapel  of  St  James. 

^  This  north  aisle  is  St  Thomas'  aisle.  In  this  aisle  Richard 
Adinot  founded  a  chantry  at  the  altar  of  St  Thomas  of  Canterbury, 
and  the  two  figures  on  this  stone,  which  hes  to  the  north  of  the 
altar,  may   be  those  of  Richard  and  his  wife. 


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JBarton  ^amt  l^tttv 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  1  September,  1835 — 

Against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel  a  marble  monument  of  white 
and  grey  with  these  arms  over — Argent,  on  a  pale  sable  a  sword 
proper  [for  Nelthorpe]  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  [  of  Sir  John  Nelthorpe  Baronet  | 
formerly  of  Barton,  but  late  of  Scawby,  |  in  this  county, 
who  departed  this  life  |  the  14  day  of  June  1799,  |  in  the 
55  year  of  his  age.  |  This  marble  was  erected  by  his  son  | 
Sir  Henry  Nelthorpe  Baronet  |  as  a  testimony  of  his  affection  | 
for  a  tender  parent. 

On  a  handsome  marble  monument  against  the  north  wall  (R)  : 
Below  this  tablet  |  are  deposited  the  remains  of  |  WiUiam 
Grabum,  Esq.,  |  late  of  Kingsforth  in  this  parish,  j  who 
departed  this  Ufe  the  20  November  1826,  |  aged  59  years.  | 
Upright,  and  of  manners  irreproachable,  |  he  was  respected, 
humane,  generous,  cheerful,  |  and  sincere,  he  was  beloved 
by  all  who  knew  him.  |  Also  two  children  of  the  above,  | 
viz.  George,  who  died  the  22  March  1822,  |  aged  17  years,  | 
and  Charlotte  who  died  the  18  January  1827,  |  aged  24 
years. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  (R)  beneath  the  above,  with  these  arms 
under — Two  cross  bones  saltierwise  between  four  fleur  de  lis. 
Crest — A  pheasant  [Gatty]  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  ]  Mary  the  wife  of  |  Robert  Gatty, 
Jun^,  Esquire,  |  of  Finsbury  Square,  London,  |  eldest  daughter 
of  I  William  Grabum,  Esq.,  of  Kingsforth,  |  who  departed 
this  life  10  March  1823,  |  aged  28  years,  |  and  was  buried  in 
St  Andrew's  church  |  Holbom,  London. 

On  an  old  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  chancel  round  the  verge  : 
[Johannes]   Cole   quowdam   vicarius   huius   eccle^ie   qui   obiit 
tercio  die  mew-sis  Junii  anno  domini  mcccccxxi  cujus  anime 
propic[ietur  Deus]. 

On  an  old  stone  very  much  rubbed  : 

de Maresco^  Capellanus  quondam    vicarius 

On  a  monument  against  the  north  wall  at  the  west  end  of  the  north 

aisle  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  Thomas  Scrivener  |  who  departed 
this  life  11  of  Nov^  1774,  |  aged  66  years.  |  Also  |  EUzabeth 
Scrivener  his  wife  |  who  died  21  of  Jan^  1780,  |  aged  60 
years.  |  Also  |  Thomas  Scrivener  son  to  the  above  |  who 
died  5  of  May  1805,   |  aged  50  years. 


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On  a  white  marble  monument  over  the  north  door  m  the  north 

aisle  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  of  EUzabeth 
Tombleson  |  reUct  of  Joel  Tombleson  of  Lincoln,  |  and 
daughter  of  |  Thomas  and  Ehzabeth  Scrivener,  |  who  departed 
this  Ufe  the  5^^  of  Feb^  |  1819,  aged  74  years. 

Monument  against  the  west  wall  at  the  end  of  the  south  aisle  : 
In  memory  of  |  Mrs  Elizabeth  Willan   |  who  died  the  13  of 
Jan^  1779,  |  aged  69  years,  |  relict  of  the  |  Rev^  John  Grelder  ; 
and  of  the   |  Rev<^  Thomas  WiUan,  late  vicars   j  of  Barton 
upon  Humber. 

On  a  stone  monument  (D)  against  the  south  wall  close  by  the 

inscription  now  becoming  much  obliterated  : 

Mrs  Mary  Allanson  |  of  All  Hallows  Barking,  |  London,  | 
was  buried  Feb.  27,  1734,  |  aged  .  .  .  |  Mrs  Penelope  Allan- 
son  I  daughter  of  Mr  Allanson,  |  wife  of  the  |  Rev  Mr  Gelder,  | 
was  buried  Feb.  7,  1738,  |  aged  45. 

On  a  monument  next  to  the  east : 

Here  he  the  remains  of  the  |  Rev^i  Jolm  Gelder,  clerk,  |  who 
during  the  course  of  |  37  years  assiduously  performed  |  the 
duties  of  his  oflfice  as  vicar  |  of  this  and  St  Mary's  parishes,  | 
obiit  May  7,  1751. 

On  a  brass  in  the  south  aisle  these  arms  engraved  over — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  bendy  of  6  [argent  and  gules],  over  all  3  bucks'  heads 
cabossed  [or]  [Beechcroft] ;  2nd,  A  hon  rampant ;  3rd,  A  bend. 
Crest — A  beech  tree  surrounded  by  paling  : 

Richard  Beechcroft,  Esq.   |  of  London  |  died  23  July  1813,  | 

aged  39  years. 

[This  brass  is  affixed  to  a  much  older  stone  which  still  retains  marks 
of  an  inscription  round  the  border.] 

On  a  blue  flat  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  IVIr  |  Kirke  Nelthorpe  gent,  who  | 
departed  this  life  July  the  |  26,  1734,  aged  42  years. 

[Adjoining  are  two  similar  Nelthorpe  stones  dated  173  .  and 
1749.] 

On  the  flat  stones  in  the  south  aisle  are  inscriptions  to  : 
Joseph  Brown  Gt,  died  21  Sept.  1829,  set.  63. 
Margaret  Roberts  died  13  June  1822,  aet.  75. 
John  Watt  Brown  3  son  of  Robert  Gt  died  20  Feb.   1820, 
set.  4  months  (D). 

Henry    Browne    4   son    of   Joseph    Gt.    died    22    Mav    1829 
set.  25. 

WiUiam  Clarke  died  12  Dec.  1805,  set.  38. 
Robert  Ward  surgeon  August  28,  1809,  set.  38  (R). 


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Inscriptions  on  flat  stones  in  the  north  aisle  to  : 

Helen  wife  of  W^  Mams,  Jun^  Gt,  died  Jan-^  1,   1775,  set. 

35  (R). 

Arabella   daur   of   Mainwaring   &    Susan    Branston   died    22 

Nov  1775,  set.  35. 

Mainwaring  Branston  died  12  Oct.  1785,  aet.  80. 

Susanna  Branston  died  10  March  1795,  set.  88. 

Frank  Abraham  died  16  Feb.  1813,  set.  46. 

Eliz.  daur  of  Richard  Eddie,  surgeon,  &  Sarah  died  July  5, 

1822,  set.   12. 

Will™  Hesleden,  Esq.,  Sol^,  died  7  March  1823,  set.  72. 

Eliz.  his  wife  daur  of  Mr  W™  Smith  of  Hatchffe  died  20  March 

1822,  set.  72,  &  their  children  Ehz.,  Jane,  &  John. 

William   Heselden   Graburn  son  of  John   Uppleby   Grabum 

&  Elizab.  died  8  Nov.  1828,  set.  3  weeks  and  3  days. 

Inscriptions  on  flat  stones  in  the  middle  aisle  to  : 
William  Benton  died  Feb.   7,   1807,  set.   27. 
Will.  Benton  surgeon  died  2  Jan^  1800,  set.  49. 
Thomas    &    Frances    Benton   parents   of   Wilham.     He  died 
18  March  1762,  set.  36,  she  Aug.  8,  1767,  set.  45. 
William  Sissons  died  25  Oct.  1771,  set.  72. 
Isabella  his  wife  died  12  Sept.  1785,  set.  74. 
Richard  Richmond  died  21  Feb.  1817,  set.  81. 
Isabella  his  wife  daur  of  W.  &  I.  Sissons  died  26  July  1818, 
set.  79. 

Benjamin  Mackrell  18  Feb.  1812,  set.  64. 
Anne  his  wife  died  4  May  1811,  set.  81. 

John  Scrivener  died  2  Nov^  1800,  set.  60.  || 

William  his  brother  died  22  Jan.  1801,  set.  58. 
Isabella  wife  of  Richard  Barrett  died  16  April  1776,  set.  57. 
Richard  Barrett  died  9  Nov^  1799,  set.  82. 
Capt°  Richard  Thorley  died  16  April  1807,  set.  53. 
Mary  his  relict  27  Oct.   1833,  set.  79. 

Mary  Margaretta  Frideswide  Worthington  6  Feb.  1823,  set. 
10  weeks. 

Anne  Latham  died  31  Dec^  1831. 

Anne  wife  of  Robert  Scrivener  died  6  June  1744,  set.  33. 
Mary  their  daur  died  4  June  1736,  set.  3. 
Robert  Scrivener  her  husband  died  22  Oct.  1788,  set.  77. 
Robert  Scrivener  died  28  March  1822,  set.  85. 

On  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  is  an  elegant  monument  of  white 
marble  in  the  ancient  English  style,  formed  by  a  canopy  of  three 
ogee  arches,  crocketed,  trefoiled,  with  finials  :  ^ 

In  memory  of  |  William  Gildas  Esq.  |  who  died  on  the  5  of 
November  1780,  |  aged  70  years.  |  This  marble  was  erected  by 
his  I  grandaughter  Sarah  the  wife  of  |  George  Uppleby,  Esq^,  of 


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Barrow,  [  in  testimony  of  his  merit  and  |  her  affection.  ]  Sarah 
Uppleby,  I  who  inscribed  the  above  memorial,  [  departed 
this  hfe  I  on  the  3^  day  of  January  1832,  |  aged  74  years.  | 
By  pure  and  exalted  wisdom,  gentle  charity,  |  and  self 
renunciation,  by  Holy  Love  |  for  the  Lord  God  her  Creator 
and  Saviour,  |  and  by  a  cheerful  resignation  to  his  will,  |  we 
humbly  believe  her  happy  Spirit  |  was  prepared  for  the 
everlasting  joys   of  Heaven. 

A  small  yellow  and  white  marble  tablet  having  a  white  sarcophagus, 
surmounted  by  an  uni  from  which  hangs  a  broken  flower.  On 
the  urn  is  inscribed  the  words  MARIA  LVCY.  The  inscription 
below  in  capitals  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Maria  Lucy  the  beloved  child 
of  I  Robert  and  Dorothea  Marriott  |  of  Barton  Lodge  |  who 
to  the  inexpressible  grief  |  of  her  afflicted  parents  |  departed 
this  life  the  19  of  July  |  1823  |  in  the  twelfth  year  of  her 
age. 

A  modem  brass  plate  in  the  chancel  floor  (D)  : 

George  Grabum  |  the  sixth  son  of  |  William  Grabum,  Esq.  | 
died  22  March  1822,  |  aged  16  years. 

A  flat  blue  stone  in  the  nave,  the  inscription  round  the  verge  in 

capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Anthony  Empringham  of  Barton 
upon  Humber,  yeoman,  who  departed  this  life  the  tenth  day 
of  August  1698,  in  the  sixty  third  year  of  his  age. 

Another  stone  to  the  south  of  the  last : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Simon  Empringham,  yeo  |  man, 
late  of  Kettle  by  Thorpe,  |  who  departed  this  life  y«  |  IS*** 
of  Decemb^,  in  y«  year  1723,  |  in  y^  40  year  of  his  age. 

Another  stone  more  to  the  west  : 

William  Emperingham  of  |  Barton  died  November  the  |  24, 
1752,  aged  64  years.  |  Also  Elizabeth  his  wife  who  | 
died  January  the  12,  1744,  |  aged  56  years,  |  by  whom 
he  had  issue  four  |  daughters,  Ehzabeth,  Isabell,  |  Ann,  and 
Milia. 

A  white  marble  monument  over  a  pillar  of  the  nave  looking  south- 
ward, this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

In  memory  of  |  Thomas  Marris  of  Barton  upon  Humber  |  in 
the  county  of  Lincoln,  gent.,  who  |  died  19  December  1797, 
aged  92,  |  and  of  Ehzabeth  his  wife  who  died  28  |  January 
1800,  aged  73,  |  of  Sarah  their  daughter  who  died  in  |  Jmie 
1769,  aged  13,  |  of  Robert  their  eldest  son  who  died  |  19  January 
1791,  aged  46,  |  of  Joseph  another  of  their  sons  who  |  died 
23  Aug.  1808,  aged  58,  |  and  of  seven  of  their  children  who  | 
died  in  infancy,  all  of  whom  are  interred  |  near  this  place.  | 


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And  also  in  memory  of  John  another  of  |  their  sons  who  was 
on  board  the  Repulse  |  Frigate  when  lost  at  sea  in  the  year  | 
1777  ;    he  was  then  in  the  22  year  of  his  age. 

There  are  flat  stones  below  to  the  memory  of  : 

Mary  dau""  of  Thomas  &  Mary  Marris,  died  4  Dec.  1772,  set. 

9  months. 

Sarah  dau""  of  the  same,  died  20  April  1783,  set.  6. 

Thomas  Marris,  died  3  Jan.  1794,  set.  65. 

Mary  Marris,  died  3  Dec^    1807,  aet.   73. 

On  a  modem  brass  plate  in  the  nave  in  capitals  : 

Beneath  this  stone  |  are  deposited  the  remains  |  of  the  | 
Reverend  WilUam  Uppleby  |  late  vicar  of  this  church  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  on  the  seventh  day  of  April  |  a.d.  1834,  | 
aBt.  74. 

In  the  eastern  window  are  2  figures  in  painted  glass,  one  of  which 
is  a  knight  in  white  armour  bearing  on  his  shield  and  cuirass — 
Argent,  a  plain  cross  gules.  This  most  probably  represents  St 
George.  The  other  figure  is  clad  after  the  manner  of  a  pilgrim 
in  a  blue  robe  covered  with  a  white  mantle,  his  head  covered  with 
a  cap  bearing  an  escallop  shell.  In  his  right  hand  is  a  sword  and 
in  his  left  a  book  [for  St  James  of  Compostella]. 

In  the  east  window  of  the  south  aisle  remain  2  shields  :  (1) — 1st 
and  4th,  Gules,  a  saltier  argent  charged  with  a  rose  (?)  of  the 
field  [Nevile]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Gules,  on  a  fesse  between  six  cross 
crosslets  or  a  crescent  sable  [Beauchamp]  ;  (2)  Quarterly,  but  the 
first  quarter  is  nearly  gone  ;  part  of  a  cross  engrailed  or  remains, 
and  the  rest  has  been  filled  up  with  a  piece  of  blue  glass  ;  2nd 
and  3rd — Gules,  a  cross  sarcely  argent  [Bek] ;  4th,  Gules,  a  water 
bouget  argent. 

[Near  this  window  is  a  tomb  slab  of  blue  stone.  All  that  remains 
of  the  brass  upon  it  is  a  piece  containing  the  feet  of  the  figure, 
and  another  piece  with  the  following  inscription  : 

Hie  jacet  Robertus  Bametby  de  Barton  armiger  qui  obiit 
XX  die  mens'  Septembr'  a'  d'ni  mill'o  cccc  XL"  cujus  anime 
propicietur  Deus  Amen.] 

On  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  are  four  atchievements  (D)  : 

I.  A  lozenge  of  arms,  Nelthorpe  with  the  Ulster  coat,  impaling — 
Or,  two  bars  gules,  a  bend  over  all  azure. 

II.  Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Nelthorpe,  as  before  ;  2nd,  Sable, 
a  cinquefoil  argent,  a  chief  checquey  or  and  azure  [Hobson] ; 
3rd,  Gules,  a  saltier  argent,  surmounted  of  another  azure  [Andrews] ; 
impaling  2  wives,  the  1st  wife,  in  chief — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th, 
Argent,  3  bars  wavy  azure,  over  all  a  bend  or  ;  the  2nd  wife — 
Argent,  a  fesse  gules  between  three  rooks  proper  ;    3rd,  Argent, 


I 


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three  martlets  within  a  double  treasure  flory  argent,  in  base  or 
two  bars  gules,  over  all,  a  bend  azure.     Crest  of  Nelthorpe. 

III.  Quarterly  1st  and  4th,  Nelthorpe  ;  2nd,  [Hobson] ;  3rd, 
[Andrews]  ;  an  inescucheon  bearing  the  arms  of  the  first  wife  in 
the  last  atchievement. 

IV,  Nelthorpe,  impaling — Or,  fretty  gules,  on  a  chief  azure  three 
water  bougets  or  [Willoughby].     Crest  of  Nelthorpe. 

Another  atchievement  (D)  is  at  the  end  of  the  south  aisle,  viz. 
Nelthorpe,  impaling — Or,  a  bend  sable  charged  with  three  roses 
proper  [Cary]. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  x,  180  ;   L.R.8.  i,  80-1  ;   Jeans,  5-6.] 

(MS  vi,  155-169.) 
Note 

^  This  is  evidently  Robert  Saltmerssh  {de  Salso  Marisco),  chaplain, 
who  was  instituted  to  the  vicarage,  18  June,  1424  (Lambeth 
Register,  Chichele  i,  f.  240d.). 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Basingham,  10  August,  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Elias  Bishop,  Batchelor  |  of  Divinity,  late  rector  |  of  this 
parish,  died  Jan.  |  18,  1742,  aged  52.  |  Elizabeth  his  wife  | 
died  Jan.  10,  1735,   |  aged  31. 

On  the  next  flat  stone  (D) : 

Hie  jacet  Jacobus  Metford  [  a.m.,  per  sexaginta  fere  annos  | 
rector  hujus  ecclesise,  obiit  |  4*0  die  Januarii  a.d.  1720,  | 
aetatis  suae  88.^ 

On  another  flat  stone  (D) : 

Here  |  lies  the  body  of  |  Sophia  Jane  j  eldest  daughter  of  the 
Rev.  D,  S.  Wayland,  a.m.,  |  vicar  of  Kirton  in  Lindsey  |  and 
perpetual  curate  of  |  Thurlby  in  this  county,  |  and  Jane  his 
wife.  I  She  died  on  Sunday  Feb.  13,  |  1825,  aged  77  years.  | 
The  ornament  of  a  meek  and  quiet  spirit  |  is  in  the  sight  of 
God  of  great  price. 

On  another  flat  stone  (D)  : 

Ursley  Thompson  wife  of  |  Will.  Thompson  gent.  |  departed 
this  life  Nov.  22,  |   1721,  |  in  the  44th  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  board  against  the  north  wall  of  the  church  are  the  names 

of  the  benefactors  (R)  : 

Sir  WiUiam  Thorold,  Knt  &  Bart,  &  Lady  Anne  Thorold 
his  wife,  gave  by  deed,  dated  Sept.  21^*,  1670,  the  sum  of 
forty  shillings  yearly  for  ever  to  be  distributed  to  eight  of 
the  poorest  people  of  this  parish  on   St  Thomas's  day   by 


32  BASSINGHAM 

the  minister,  churchwardens  and  overseer  of  the  poor,  or 
any  three  of  them,  so  that  the  minister  be  one,  to  be  paid  out 
of  the  close  commonly  called  Tuft  Hill. 
John  Lambe  of  this  town,  by  his  last  will  1670,  gave  twelve 
pounds,  the  interest  of  which  was  to  be  paid  by  the  rector 
&  overseers  to  the  poor  at  Christmas  &  Easter  by  equal 
portions. 

John  Garnet  of  this  town,  by  his  last  will  1672,  likewise  gave 
twelve  pounds,  the  interest  of  which  was  to  be  paid  by  the 
rector  &  overseers  to  the  poor  at  Christmas  &  Easter  by 
equal  portions. 

The  parishioners  with  these  legacies  and  their  own  contribu- 
tions, bought  the  poore  Close. 

Sir  Christopher  Nevil  Kn*  1692.  gave  to  this  parish  thirty 
pounds,  the  interest  of  which  was  to  be  paid  by  the  Rector 
&  overseers  to  the  poor  at  Christmas  &  Easter  by  equal 
portions.  The  money  was  laid  out  in  the  purchase  of 
Harrisons  Moor,  north  of  the  Fen  lane. 

Robert  Jessop  left  to  the  poor  of  this  parish  by  will  dated 
Jan  4*^  1714,  a  rent  charge  of  Ten  ShiUings  a  year  for  ever 
to  be  paid  on  St.  Thomas's  day,  out  of  a  close  known  by 
the  name  of  the  four  Acres,  which  lyes  south  of  Linga 
Lane. 

Poole  Savage,  Gentleman,  late  of  Lincoln  by  his  last  will  dated 
318t  July  1823  gave  £200  the  interest  of  which  was  to  be 
distributed  every  Christmas  by  the  minester  &  church- 
wardens amongst  the  poor  of  the  parish  of  Bassingham  whom 
they  should  think  fit  objects  of  Charity. 

On  a  handsome  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the 

chancel  in  capitals  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Poole  Savage,  gentleman,  |  who  after  having 
for  the  space  of  thirty  five  years  |  fulfilled  the  duties  of  a 
confidential  situation  |  in  the  city  of  Lincoln  |  with  exemplary 
faithfulness  and  abihty  |  And  |  having  adorned  his  Christian 
profession  by  his  |  Decided  piety  his  unostentatious  benevo- 
lence I  and  uniform  consistency  of  conduct  (  departed  this 
life  the  28th  August  1828.  |  In  humble  yet  firm  hope  of  a 
happy  Eternity  |  through  the  alone  merits  of  an  ever  blessed  | 
Redeemer  |  aetat.  50. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  |  lyeth  the  body  of  Martha  widow  |  of  the  late  Mr  John 
Grant  |  and  daughter  of  Joseph  Farmory  |  of  Normanton 
in  the  county  of  |  Nottingham,  gent.  ;  she  died  the  |  12  of 
March,  a.d.  mdccxl",  aged  |  60  years. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  south  aisle  supported  on 
three  pointed  arches  with  round  columns,  a  chancel,  and  north  aisle 


BASTON  33 

used  as  a  school,  a  screen  from  the  nave  to  the  chancel,  and  a 
tower  at  the  west  end.  There  has  once  been  a  north  aisle  which 
appears  from  the  piers  and  arches  in  the  wall.  The  pulpit  is  carved 
and  has  on  it  I  M  D  R  1674.  There  are  some  old  pews  and  benches, 
and  the  poor  box  is  very  curious  ;  it  is  inscribed  W  S  1668.  The 
font  is  octagon,  pannelled  in  quatrefoils  and  shields, 

[See  also  L.R.8.  i,  243.] 

(MS  xii,  35-38.) 

Note 

^  He  was  instituted  15  March,  1660-1,  which  makes  an  incum- 
bency of  60  years. 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of   Basingthorpe,  July   12,    1834- 


This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  south  aisle  divided  by  three 
Norman  arches  and  a  tower  and  spire  at  the  west  end.  The  chancel 
is  divided  from  the  nave  by  a  fine  Norman  arch  with  the  billet 
moulding.  The  arch  between  the  nave  and  tower  is  sharp  pointed. 
There  is  a  south  porch,  and  in  the  south  aisle  a  piscina.  On  the 
south  side  of  the  church  yard  stands  a  fine  old  manor  house  of 
stone  with  bay  mullioned  windows,  the  chimneys  tall,  and  the 
gables  ornamented  with  battlementing.  A.  L.^  could  not  leam  if 
this  was  the  house  of  the  Coneys  of  Basingthorpe. ^  It  is  and 
was  inhabited  by  M""  Gibson  for  thirty  years,  and  is  used  as  a 
farm  house. 

There  is  only  one  monumental  memorial  in  this  church  on  a  flat 

stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  rather  rubbed  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mr  Edward  Powers  |  who  dep®'^  this  life  | 
Dec.  xsdi,  mdccix  |  in  y®  67  year  of  |  his  age. 

(MS  V,  15-16.) 
Notes 

^  That  is  Arthur  Staunton  Larken,  W.  J.  Monson's  brother-in- 
law. 

^  This  was  the  house  of  the  Coneys. 

^asiton 

NotewS  taken  in  the  church,  [blank']  Julj',  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Thomas  Norton  |  who  died  Sept. 
y^  23,  1751,  I  aged  49  years.  |  Also  Fra^  liis  wife  who  j  died 
May  y«  2^,  1759,  aged  |  68  years. 

On  another  stone  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  |  George  Norton,  Esq.  |  who  died  | 
June  15,  1823,  |  aged  56  years. 


34  BASTON 

On  another  stone  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  |  T.  G.  Norton  |  who  died  |  November 
28,  1831,  I  in  the  thirteenth  |  year  of  his  |  age. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel : 

Here  |  Heth  the  body  of  |  Jacob  Sawbridge,  Esq.  ]  late 
Lieutenant  Colonel  |  in  the  first  troop  of  |  Granadier  Guards  | 
who  died  May  26,  1796,  |  aged  fifty  two  years.  |  He  was  the 
only  son  of  |  Jacob  Sawbridge,  Esq.  |  of  Canterbury,  and  | 
Ann  Brodnax  his  wife  |  both  deceased. 

Another  flat  stone  to  the  south  much  rubbed  (D)  : 

Hie  jacet  Edwardus  |  Stokes  quondam  vi  |  carius  ecclesise  | 
....  Sep.  7,   I  Anno  Do'  1638. 

Another  flat  stone  to  the  south  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  Heth  the  body  of  |  Elizabeth  Standish  who  departed  | 
this  life  April  y^  3,  1750,  in  |  the  45  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  black  stone  tablet  on  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 
Sacred   |   to    the    memory    of   |   WilUam  Hunt,  Esq.    |   who 
died  I  April  5,  1823,   |  aged  70   |  years. 

On  a  tablet  on  the  north  side  of  the  nave  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Ann  Tidswell  |  wife  of  [  Benjamin 
Tidswell,  Esq.  |  of  Chorlton  House  |  near  Manchester  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  January  21,  1830,  |  aged  57  years. 

On  a  black  and  white  tablet  against  a  pillar  on  the  south  side  of 

the  nave : 

Sacred  to  |  the  memory  of  |  Edw.  Johnson  who  died  |  February 
ist,  1824,  aged  74  years. 

Flat  stone  in  the  nave,  at  the  west  end,  rubbed  (D)  : 

Here  |  lyeth  the  body  of  |  George  Fo  .  m  .  .^  yeoman  |  who 
departed  this  |  life  November  the  6th,  |  1679.  |  Near  also 
lyeth  I  Catherine  his  wife  |  who  departed  this  |  life  November 
the  26,  ...  . 

In  the  south  aisle  is  a  stone  in  which  have  been  brasses  of  2  figures 
with  labels  from  their  mouths  and  an  inscription  under,  but  now 
all  gone. 

At  the  east  end  of  the  same  aisle  has  been  another  brass  inscription 
now  also  gone  (D). 

(MS  i,  127-131.) 
Note 

^  This  inscription  was  evidently  difficult  to  read  in  W.  J.  Monson's 
day,  and  it  has  now  disappeared.  The  surname  should  probably 
be  Banner,  for  the  only  burial  about  that  time  is  that  of  George 
Banner  on  6  November  ;  and  it  was  a  common  practice  at  that 
time  to  bury  a  person  on  the  day  of  his  death.  George  Bonner  had 
4  hearths  in  the  Hearth  Tax  Return  of  23  Charles  II.  The  burial 
of  his  wife  Catherine  is  not  to  be  fomid  at  Baston. 


.V| 


BAUMBER  35 

JBaumber 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  17  October,  1840 — This  is  a  good 
modern  built  brick  church,  consisting  of  a  nave  separated  from  a 
north  and  south  aisle  by  three  pointed  arches,  and  a  chancel.  It 
is  entered  at  the  west  end  by  a  neat  Norman  door. 

On  a  fiat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  (R)  in  old  text  : 

Orate  pro  awiwabws  Johannis  Eland  armigeri  Alicie  et  Ehza- 
bethe  uxorwm  eiusdem  qui  Johannes  obiit  xix  die  Marcii 
Anno  dommi  miWesinio  cccc^  Ixxiij  cujus  que  anim&hiis 
proptcietwr  deus  [sic]. 

This  inscription  is  cut  round  the  stone. 

In  the  chancel  on  a  grave  stone  on  the  south  side  : 

Here  Heth  the  body  of  Priscilla  |  the  wife  of  Francis  CHnton 
ak'os  I  Fjmes,  Esq.  who  departed  this  |  life  Feb  15,  a.d.  1679. 

On  a  grave  stone  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel : 

Here  Heth  the  body  of  Francis  |  CUnton  alias  Fynes,  Esq., 
grandson  |  of  Henry  Lord  Clinton,  Earl  of  |  Lincoln,  who 
departed  this  life  |  Feb.  5,  a.d.  1681. 

On  a  tablet  on  the  south  side  of  the  arch  between  the  church  and 

the  chancel  : 

In  a  vault  beneath  near  his  beloved  wife  j  lie  the  remains 
of  John  Willson,  Esq.  |  for  manj'^  years  a  resident  of  this 
parish.  |  He  married  Nov.  9,  1780,  Mary  |  youngest  daughter 
of  John  Tunnard  |  of  Frampton  Hall  in  this  comity,  Esq.  | 
By  her  he  had  7  children,  |  six  of  whom  survive  him.  |  After 
sufEering  for  some  years  |  by  a  paralytic  affection,  |  he  was 
suddenly  removed  [  from  this  mortal  scene  |  at  his  house 
in  Broadgate,  Lincoln,  |  Feb.  1,  1816,  aged  61  years. 

On  a  tablet  on  the  north  side  of  the  same  arch  : 

Near  this  place  |  lieth  interred  the  body  of  |  Mary  the  wife 
of  I  John  Willson  |  who  departed  this  life  Aug.  9,  |  1789,  | 
aged  35  years.  |  Also  |  Elizabeth  their  daughter  |  who  died 
in  her  infancy   |  March  27,   1785. 

On  a  tablet  in  the  south  wall  of  the  church  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  Joseph  Barker  |  who  was  interred 
near  this  place  |  March  10,  1776,  aged  50.  |  Like-wdse  of  Sarah 
Rowlands  |  reUct  of  the  above  Joseph  Barker  |  who  was 
interred  April  7,  1795,  aged  53.  |  Likewise  of  the  ReV^  Elhs 
Rowlands,  |  many  years  muiister  of  this  place,  |  who  was 
interred  Nov.   13,   1797,   |  aged  52. 

On  a  grave  stone  on  the  left  hand  immediately  on  entering  the 
church  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Mr  Robert  Southwell  |  Inter'd  Aug. 

8,   1724,    I  aged (the  rest  effaced). 

[See  also  L.B.S.  i,  135-6  :   Weir,  Hornmsfle,  p.  54.] 

(MS  ix,  231-234.) 


36  BECKINGHAM 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  10  August,  1833 — 

A    brass    plate    in    the    floor   of   the   chancel   the   inscription   in 

capitals  : 

Thomas  WiUiamson  sacrse  theologise  professor  |  Roberti 
WiUiamson  sacrse  theologise  professoris  |  fihus  natu  maximus 
et  rector  ecclesise  de  |  Beckingham  resurrectionem  pie 
expectat.   |  Obiit  anno  setatis  suae  xlviii  et  salutis  nostras  | 

MDCXXXIX. 

On  a  black  tablet  against  the  south  waU  of  the  chancel : 

Near  this  place  lyeth  |  the  body  of  the  Rev.  Mr  |  Thomas 
Robinson  |  Master  of  Arts  late  of  |  St  Johns  College  Cam  | 
bridge  &  curate  of  this  |  parish  who  departed  |  this  life  y® 
5tb  of  March,  |  1769,  |  aged  61  years. 

On  a  brass  plate  is  a  stone  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the 

chancel  in  capitals  : 

Near  |  this  place  lies  the  body  |  of  Mr  Robert  Hacket  a.m.  | 
of  the  Society  of  Magdalen  |  College  in  Oxon  and  |  Rector 
of  this  church.  |  He  was  a  descendant  of  |  that  worthy  and 
learned  |  Prelate  of  the  Church  |  Dr  John  Hacket  Bishop 
of  I  Litchfield  and  Coventry.  \  He  died  December  |  the  19, 
1733,   I  aged  29  |  years. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave,  two  aisles  supported  by  four 
pointed  arches  springing  from  clustered  columns,  a  chancel  having 
in  the  east  window  some  good  painted  glass  at  the  top,  the  lower 
part  blocked  up  by  the  altar  screen  ;  in  the  other  windows  are 
some  painted  glass.  The  south  porch  is  a  fine  Early  Enghsh  one, 
with  the  chevron  and  dog-tooth  moulding.  At  the  west  end  is  a 
pinnacled  tower. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  226  ;   Jeans,  6,] 

(MS  xii,  19-20.) 

iHeesibp  in  tlje  iMars^f) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Bees  by,  18  August,  1835 — The 
church  of  Beesby  consists  of  a  nave,  a  south  aisle  divided  from 
it  by  four  pointed  arches,  a  chancel,  and  wooden  tower  at  the  west 
end.  The  font  is  octagon,  supported  on  a  shaft  of  clustered  pillars. 
The  roof  of  the  church  is  thatched,  except  the  aisle  which  is 
leaded.  There  is  no  monument  or  inscription  whatever  in  the 
church. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q,  x,  202.] 

(MS  vi,  119.) 


BELTON   IN   THE   ISLE   OF   AXHOLME  37 

iielton  in  tlje  Ssile  of  axfjolme 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Belton,  10  September,  1835 — 

An  altar  tomb^  in  the  north  aisle  with  a  black  table  slab  surrounded 
by  iron  rails.  Arms — Three  crescents  [Rjrther] ;  impahng — A 
saltier  engrailed  [Francke].  [Above  the  arms  are  two  crests — 
(1)  A  jack  boot  spurred  (Ryther)  ;    (2)  A  hawk  (Francke)]  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Rob.  |  Ryther  Esq.  jun.,  who  departed  | 
March  the  7,  Anno  Dom'  1695,  |  in  the  44  year  of  his  age. 

On  a  similar  altar  tomb^  next  to  the  last  with  the  arms  and  crest  of 

Ryther : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Rob.  |  Ryther,  Sen.,  Esq.,  who 
departed  |  Octo.  the  18,  Ann.  Dom.  1693,  |  in  the  62  year 
of  his  age.  |  Also  |  to  the  memory  of  Rebecca  Barton  widow  | 
one  of  the  daughters  of  Rob.  Ryther,  Esq.  |  and  Margaret 
his  wife,  |  which  Rebecca  married  to  her  first  husband  | 
Edward  Hartopp,  Esq.,  and  to  her  second  husband  |  John 
Barton,  Esq.,  both  of  London,  |  by  neither  of  whom  she  left 
any  issue  living.  |  The  s,*^  Rebecca  died  the  4  day  of  January 
1741,  I  aged  77  years,  |  &  lies  buried  in  St  Andrews  Church 
Holboum   I  London. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  with  these  arms 

quarterly — 1st  and  4th,  Or,  on  a  bend   sable  3  eagles   displayed 

[for  Popplewell] ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Or,  a  mullet  sable  [Steer] ;  impahng — 

....  a  tree,  on  a  chief  or  a  mullet.      Crest — A  greyhound's  head  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Robert  Popplewell  Steer  |  Esquire 

of  Doncaster  |  in  the  county  of  York,   |  who  departed  this 

life  I  on  the  28  day  of  |  September,  in  the  year  |  of  our  Lord 

1826,  I  aged  45  years,  |  and  whose  remains  lie  |  interred  near 

to  this  monument.    |  He  was  an  amiable  man   |  in  private 

life,  and  distinguished  as  |  a  kind  husband  |  an  affectionate 

father,    |   and  a  sincere  friend. 

On  a  monument  against  the  east  wall  in  the  Bellwood  burying 

place,  as  well  as  the  last,  with  an  urn  over  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Katharine  late  wife  |  of  Alan  Johnson  Esq. 
of  I  Temple  Belwood  in  this  |  Parish,  who  was  the  elder 
of  I  the  two  daughters  and  coheirs  of  |  Richard  PopleweU 
Esq.  late  of  the  same  place,  by  Elizabeth  his  |  late  wife,  whose 
maiden  name  was  |  Smith  of  Newland  Park  near  |  Wakefield 
in  Yorkshire,  which  |  said  Katharine  died  31  Jan^  1786,  | 
aged  69  j'ears  |  and  lies  interred  m  this  chancel. 

The  old  altar  tomb  of  ...  ,  Belwood  stands  on  the  north  side  of 
the  chancel,  between  it  and  the  present  Temple  Belwood  burpng 
place.  On  it  lies  a  figure,  but  the  face  quite  mutilated,  down 
the  breast  is  a  cross,  there  are  three  pamiels  on  the  south  side  of 
the  tomb,  in  each  of  which  a  shield  ;    the  most  western  has  this 


38  BELTON   IN  THE   ISLE   OF  AXHOLME 

coat — A  fess  embattled  between  three  escallops  .  .  .  The  next 
shield  has  a  bordure  engrailed,  but  no  bearings  ;  and  the  third  is 
quite  plain  : 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  in  front  of  the  Belwood  burying  place,  and 
at  the  end  of  the  north  aisle  ;  the  inscription  runs  in  double  lines 
and  capitals  round  the  verge  and  is  very  deeply  cut : 

Here  lyethe  Robert  Movnsovn  [esq.,  late  of  Belton,  and 
was  buried  the  third  of  Avgvst,  a.d.  1555,  whom  God]  hath 
called  to  his  mercy.  Also  here  lyeth  Margaret  Movnsovn 
[his  wife  only  daughter  and  heiress  of  Francis  Belwood,  esq., 
bvried  24th]  of  Ivly  A^  Domini  1570. 

The  spaces  left  blank^  are  where  the  edge  of  the  stone  is  under  the 
raised  floor  of  the  Belwood  chapel. 

An  ancient  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  (R)  has  had  an  inscription 
round  the  verge,  the  south  side  of  which  has  been  shamefully 
destroyed  by  the  laying  down  of  a  pipe  for  the  stove  ;  what 
remains  is  : 

Hie  jacet  WilleZmus  Evers  Armiger  et  Agnes  uxor  eius  filia 
et  heres  WWlelmi  Gardiner  [qui  obiit  3  die  mensis  Feb. 
et  Agnes  16  die  mensis  Nov.]  mccccc. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Hie  jacet  corpus  sub  hoc  |  Tumulo  Johannis^  Sheffeld  | 
Armigeri  nuper  de  Beltoft,  |  secundi  filii  Roberti  Sheffeld  j 
miUtis  qui  obiit  6*°  die  Novembris  |  Anno  D'ni  1526,  et 
Corpus  I  Janse  Sleford  nuper  de  Beltoft  |  senioris  fiUae  Johannis 
Sheffeld  |  quae  obiit  27  die  Novembris,  a.d.  1588. 

Below  in  more  modem  characters  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  (  of  Richard [  gentleman. 

The  rest  is  hid  under  the  iron  rails  of  y®  Belwood  burying  place. 

Another  old  stone  (D)  has  an  inscription  in  two  lines  round  the 
verge  in  old  capitals,  but  much  defaced  what  remains  is  : 

Hie  jacet  Robertus    Ca[ister]  .  .  Braken  qui  obiit  .  .  .  die 

Januarii  Anno Hie  jacet  Robertus  Caister  .... 

Alius  prsedicti  Roberti sui  animam  exanimavit 

Novemb.  die  5,  an 

A  flat  blue  stone  in  the  Belwood  burying  place,  being  a  chapel 
partly  railed  off,  north  of  the  chancel.  These  arms  cut  over — 
Popple  well  impahng  Ryther.  Crest  ~a  cubit  arm  embowed  .  .  .  , 
holding  a  javelin.     Below  this  inscription  in  itaUcs  : 

Hie  jacet  Catherina  uxor  |  Rob^*  Poplewell  Arm'i  |  fiHa  Rob. 

Ryther  Arm'  |  Quae  obiit  9°  Jan*  1711,  |  50  aetatis  suae,  |  ex 

qua  Rob.  Poplewell  natus   |  et  Ric.  Poplewell  haeres  |  solus 

supers  tes. 


BELTON  IN  THE  ISLE   OF  AXHOL^IE  39 

Below  in  common  characters  : 

Also  here  heth  the  body  of  Robert  |  Steer,  Esq.,  late  of 
Santoft.  He  |  departed  this  Ufe  y®  24  of  October  |  1773, 
aged  60  years. 

Another  to  the  north,  arms  the  same  as  the  last,  in  italics  also  : 
Hie  jacet  Rob.  Poplewell  arm'^  |  12^^  Davidis  Poplewell  |  qui 
obiit  24  lO^i'is^  Anno  Dom.  1720,  |  setatis  suae  69°.  [  Etiam 
Rob.  Robi  Poplewell  qui  |  ob.  Lond.  170f,  15  iEtat.  suae.  | 
Juvenis  multis  num^  absolutus.  |  Etiam  Rob.  Rici  Poplewell  | 
Arm.  qui  ob.  2^0  Tbris  1719^  |  411  iEtat.  suae. 

Below  in  common  characters  : 

Here  also  lies  interred  the  body  of  Ehzabeth  Steer  |  relict 
of  Robert  Steer,  Esq.,  late  of  Santoft  Grove  and  one  |  of 
the  coheiresses  of  Rich.  Poplewell,  Esq'",  late  of  |  Temple 
Bel  wood  in  the  parish  of  Belton.  She  departed  |  this  life 
on  the  11  day  of  March,  in  the  year  of  our  |  Lord  1780,  &  in 
the  61  year  of  her  age. 

Another  to  the  north,  arms  Poplewell  impaling — Per  saltier  .  .  . 

2  trefoils  shpped  palewise  [for  Smith]  : 

Here  |  hes  y^  body  of  Richard  Poplewell,  Esq.  |  late  of  Temple 
Belwood  in  y^  Parish,  |  who  departed  this  life  16  April  1752  | 
in  the  64th  year  of  his  age.  |  He  was  2^  son  of  Robert  Pople- 
well I  late  of  Temple  Belwood  aforesaid,  by  |  Kath^  his  wife, 
one  of  the  daughters  of  [  Robert  Ryther,  Esq.,  of  Belton.  | 
The  s^  Richard  was  sheriff  of  y^  County  |  of  Lincoln  in  y® 
year  1739,  and  by  |  Ehz.  his  wife,  one  of  the  daughters  |  of 
John  Smith  of  Newland  near  |  Wakefield  in  y*  county  of  York, 
Esq.  I  which  s^i  Ehz.  died  at  Wakefield  y«  22  |  Oct.  1751, 
aged  56,  &  is  buried  in  Wakef*^  |  church.  He  had  three  children 
vidt.,  I  Robert,  Kath^,  &  Ehztb. 

On  another  more  to  the  north  : 

In  memory'  |  of  Frances  the  wife  of  |  Richard  Ryder  Popple- 
well  Steer  |  of  Santoft  Grove,  who  departed  |  this  life  the  22<^ 
day  of  May  |  1784,  in  the  25  year  |  of  her  age. 

On  a  brown  stone  more  to  the  north,  in  capitals  : 

In  memory  of  W.  P.  B.  Johnson  Esq.  |  bom  18  of  April  1788,  | 
died  3d  of  April,  1831. 

A  white  marble  tablet  against  the  south  pillar  of  the  arch  to  the 

north  aisle,  in  capitals  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Jane  Penelope,  |  eldest  daughter  | 
of  Robert  Popple  well  |  and  Elizabeth  Steer,  |  who  died  in  the 
1  day  of  I  March  1826,  |  aged  12  yesiTs  and  2  months.  |  Her 
course  was  gentle  as  the  |  newborn  babe  [  Her  mind  more 
noble  than  the  |  towering  wave  |  Her  heart  was  wrap'd  within  [ 
a  charming  frame  |  It  burst !  I  she  died  I  !  but  \  spotless  was 
her  name. 


40  BELTON   IN  THE   ISLE   OF  AXHOLME 

[On  the  east  face  of  the  westerly  of  the  two  pillars  dividing  the 
chancel  from  the  north  choir  is  a  small  brass  tablet  with  the 
inscription  in  italic  letters  : 

Here  heth  the  body  |  of  Ehz.  wife  of  Mr  Rich'd  |  Taylor  of 
Hyrst,  who  |  departed  this  Hfe  |  the  30th  Nov.  1728,  | 
Aet.  50.] 

(MS  vii,  91-100.) 
Notes 

^  The  two  tombs  have  been  lowered,  and  the  railings  removed, 
to  make  way  for  the  organ. 

^  The  missing  words  have  been  suppUed  enclosed  in  square 
brackets  from  the  collections  of  John  Ross. 

^  John  Ross  gives  this  name  as  Roberti. 


Picfeer 

Notes  taken  in  y®  church,  30  September,  1839 — This  church  is 
built  upon  a  curious  plan.  The  west  end  of  the  nave  rests  upon 
two  fine  Norman  arches  decorated  with  the  nail  head  and  chevron 
moulding.  The  westernmost  pier  is  circular,  the  next  is  clustered. 
To  the  eastward  of  this  is  the  tower  supported  on  four  lofty  Early 
English  arches  springing  from  clustered  columns,  and  having  deep 
architrave  mouldings.  Beyond  the  tower,  the  nave  and  aisles 
continue  supported  on  three  English  arches  on  each  side  which 
have  plain  piers.  The  chancel,  which  is  only  three  paces  in  length, 
is  entered  by  a  low  rectangular  arch  (D),  the  top  of  which  is  only 
about  half  the  height  of  the  building,  so  that  the  east  window  is 
visible  over  it.  This  window  is  a  fine  Early  English  one,  lancet, 
of  three  lights,  having  shafts  and  mouldings.  In  the  north  wall  is 
a  lancet,  and  in  the  south  a  Decorated  window.  On  the  south  side 
are  three  Early  English  stalls.  The  clerestory  of  the  western  nave 
is  Norman,  and  very  good  ;  that  of  the  eastern  low,  consisting  of 
two  lancet  windows,  and  two  round  ones.  The  other  windows  of 
the  church  are  mostly  Decorated.  There  are  no  transepts,  but  the 
aisles  are  straight  through  from  east  to  west,  and  are  entered  from 
y®  tower  by  Early  English  arches.  There  are  seven  bells.  The 
south  porch  is  Early  English,  and  the  upper  part  of  the  tower  has 
four  Decorated  early  windows.  The  Norman  clerestory  on  the 
exterior  northern  side  is  very  handsome  and  perfect,  and  has  the 
cornice  formed  by  a  nebule  moulding  which  likewise  appears  on 
the  north  side. 

A  white  stone  tablet  against  the  west  wall  of  the  south,  aisle  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev<^  Benjamin  Hinckerman,  |  m.a.,  who 
was  vicar  of  |  this  place  during  the  |  term  of  28  years.  |  Interr'd 
Aug.  y®  28,  1744.  |  Obiit  in  charitate  omnibus.  |  Christiana 
his   I  wife  died  Feb^  24,   1747. 


BILLINGBOROUGH  41 

On  a  black  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Anthony  Bailey  |  Minister  of  this 
church  I  &  Gosberton  21  years,  |  who  died  Dec^  5,  1795,  |  aged 
50  years. 

The  eastern  part  of  the  south  aisle  is  enclosed  for  the  purpose 
of  a  school.     The  font  is  Norman. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  171  ;    Churches  of  Holland.'] 

(MS  ix,  217-219.) 

JBillinglioroiigf) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  27  July,  1833 — 
On  a  white  marble  tablet  south  of  the  chancel  with  an  urn  above  • 
Near  this  place  |  lieth  interred  the  body  of  |  the  Rev^  John 
Towers  |  vicar  of  this  parish  and  |  Threkingham,  who  departed  | 
this  life  November  3,   1802,   |  aged  82  years. 

On  another  very  similar  to  the  east  of  the  last  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  John  Essington,  gent.,  |  who  died 
on  the  xxviii  of  Ocf,  |  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  mdccxcix,  | 
and  in  the  Lxvn*^  year  |  of  his  age. 

On  an  oval  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 
M.    S.    I    Roberti    Kelham    |    ecclesianim    de    BiUingburgh  | 

Threkingham  et  Walcot  vicarii   | quidem  plusquam  50 

annos  |  viri  probi  docti  faceti  |  qui  ob.  23  Apr.  1752,  ast. 
75,  I  necnon  Marise  Kelham  |  quse  obiit  enixa  19  Oct.  1728, 
set.  41.  I  Rob.  Kelham  et  Avisia  Cathrop  |  soli  ex  duodecim 
liberis  superstites  |  ut  perpetuum  sui  amoris  j  et  mseroris 
parentum  |  optimorum  testimonium  |  hoc  monumentum  | 
posuere. 

On  a  stone,  painted  like  marble,  against  the  north  west  of  the 

chancel  (R)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  William  eldest  son  of  the  late  | 
William  Westmoreland,  Esq.,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  February 
VI,  MDCCCXXViii,  I  aged  50  years,  }  beloved,  respected,  and 
lamented. 

On  a  flat  stone  much  defaced  (D)  : 

[Tumujlantur  |  hie  Thomas,  |  Maria,  et  Maria,  |  aetat.  infantih  ( 
omnes  R*^  Kelham  |  vicarii  et  Maria  |  uxor  :  Hberi  |  Thomas 
ob.  Dec.  I  .  .  1714,  Maria  |  Mart.  20,  1715,  |  Maria  2da  Apr.  | 
23,  1717. 

There  is  a  little  more  but  too  much  defaced  to  be  legible. 

A  tablet  commemorates  that,  on  29  Sept.,  1827,  Thomas  Buckberry 
of  Billingborough,  gent.,  bequeathed  £100  to  be  distributed  in 
bread  on  the  first  Sunday  in  the  months  of  November,  December, 
January,  February,  and  March. 


42  BILLINGBOROUGH 

A  white  marble  lozenge-shaped  tablet  against  the  south  comer  of 
the  arch  to  y®  chancel,  surmounted  by  y®  crest  of  a  goat's  head 
[Toller] : 

Johannes  Toller  |  Armiger  |  serviens  ad  legem  |  obiit  decimo 
quarto  die  Novembris,  |  Anno  Domini  1737,  |  setat.  53.  | 
Moritur  ut  vivat. 

A  circular  tablet  below  (D)  : 

R,gydu8  Brownlow  Toller,  ll.b.,  |  Johannis  filius,  |  obiit  quarto 
die  Septembris,  |  Anno  Domini  1791,  |  setat.  61,  |  cui  vivere 
fuit  Christus  mori  lucrum  |  Memoriae  sacrum  Annae  uxoris  | 
Rev^*  Brownlow  Toller,  ll.b.,  |  quae  annos  nata  69,  diem 
obiit  I  supremum  mensis  |  Januarii  27,  1803. 

Another  still  more  below  (D)  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  William  Westmoreland,  Esq.,  |  who 
departed  this  life  28  Sept.  1816,  |  in  the  70th  year  of  his  age. 

Marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall : 

To  the  memory  of  |  John  Saywell,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  the  3  of  April  1777,  |  aged  45  years,  |  also  Lydia  his  wife  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  December  1st,  1796,  |  in  the  56th  year 
of  her  I  age. 

A  handsome  marble  tablet  more  to  the  west,  with  um  over,  and 
inscription  in  Gothic  characters  : 

Sacred   |  to  the  memory  of   |   Mary  Wayet.    I   She  was  born 

March  31,  1770,   [  and  died  Dec.  6,  1831. 

Another  tablet  over  the  south  door  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  John  Greenham  |  who  died  11  December 
1793,  I  aged  58  years.  |  Also  Elizabeth  his  wife  \  who  died 
5th  March  1795,  |  aged  61  years. 

Another  still  more  to  the  west  with  these  arms  below — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Argent,  a  bend  wavy  sable  [Burton]  ;  2nd  and  3rd, 
Argent,  a  lion  rampant  between  7  fleur  de  lis  sable  [Buckminster]. 
Crest :  An  armed  arm  holding  a  spear  proper.  Motto  :  Ab  illustri 
pago  : 

Josephus  Burton,  gen.  |  obiit  xxvin  die  Septembris  | 
MDCCLXi  I  in  anno  setatis  suae  |  lxxii.  |  Thomas  Burton  gen.  | 
filiusque  illius  |  obiit  xxvii  die  Decembris  mdcclxh  |  in  anno 
aetatis  suae  xlvi. 

A  marble  tablet  against  the  wall  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  : 
In  memory  of   |  Thomas  Buckberry  gent.    |  of  this  parish,   | 
who  died  7  June  1828,  |  aged  74  years. 

A  similar  one  below  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  Mary  the  wife  of  |  Thomas  Buck- 
berry,  gent.,  I  who  departed  this  life  |  12  March  1809,  |  aged 
50  years. 


BITCHFIELD  43 

Another  still  lower  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  Eliza  the  wife  of  |  James  Cuthbert 
Mason,  surgeon,  |  who  departed  this  life  15  August  1810,  | 
aged  24  years,  |  the  only  child  of  |  Tho.  and  Mary  Buckberry.  | 
Life  how  short,  |  Eternity  how  long. 

This  church  is  spacious  and  consists  of  a  nave  and  two  aisles 
supported  on  three  lofty  pointed  arches  springing  from  high 
clustered  columns,  a  chancel,  and  a  fine  tower  and  spire  at  y^  west 
end  of  the  south  aisle.  The  west  window  is  of  four  lights  in  the 
decorated  style,  as  are  the  other  windows.  There  are  eight 
clerestory  windows  each  side. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  189.] 

(MS  ii,  221-228.) 

Pttcf)ftelb 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  12  July,  1834 — This  church  consists 
of  a  nave  and  north  aisle  divided  by  three  Norman  arches  on  tall 
columns,  a  chancel  separated  by  a  pointed  arch  from  the  nave, 
and  a  tower  and  spire  at  the  west  end.  To  the  north  of  the  arch 
to  the  chancel  is  a  pinnacled  small  niche,  and  by  the  pillar  next 
to  it  is  a  grotesque  head  supporting  a  bracket.  The  rafters  of  the 
roof  are  supported  by  figures  holding  shields,  and  at  the  inter- 
sections are  ornamented.  The  font  is  octagon,  pannelled  with 
shields  in  quatre  foyles,  but  it  is  so  much  daubed  with  paint  that 
the  bearings  could  hardly  be  discovered.  These  I  made  out : 
(1)  a  lily  ;  (2)  a  bend  between  three  roses  ;  (3)  a  mullet  ;  and 
(4)  a  bend  surmounted  by  a  mullet.  The  east  end  of  the  north 
aisle  is  used  as  a  vestry.  The  only  register  A[rthur]  L[arken] 
could  find  in  the  chest  was  a  modem  one  of  marriages.  On  the 
communion  chalice  is  this  inscription  : 

Edward  Saul,  vicar,  gave  this  |  flagon  to  the  church  of  Bich- 

field,   I   1668. 

On  a  blue  flat  stone  (D)  in  the  chancel  is  a  brass  plate,  bearing  a 
lozenge  of  these  arms — .  .  .  ,  on  a  chevron  .  .  .  between  3  falcons 
heads  erazed  ...  as  many  cinquefoyls  [Jackson]  ;  and  this 
inscription  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  interred  |  the  body  of  Elizabeth  |  Lack,  daughter 
in  la  we  |  to  Phillip  Dallowe,  |  esquire.  Shee  depar  |  ted  this  life 
the  28th  |  day  of  September,  |  Anno  D'ni  1661,  |  ^tatis 
suae  11, 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  to  the  north  of  the  last,  with  these  arms  cut 
above,  much  rubbed,  but  seem  to  be — on  a  fesse  ....  between 
3  lions  seiant  ...  as  many  crescents  .  .  .  ;  crest — on  an  esquire's 
helmet  a  demy  Hon  rampant.     Inscription  in  capitals  : 

Hie   jacet   corpus    [    PhiUppi   Dallowe    |    armigeri    civis    et  | 


44  BITCHFIELD 

senatoris  Londinii  |  et  hujus  comitatus  |  irenarchae,  qui  obiit  | 
secundo  die  Augusti,   |  Ao  D'ni  1666. 

On  another  stone  (D),  more  to  the  north,  in  capitals  : 

Mary  the  wife  |  of  |  Master  John  WoodroSe  |  was  |  buried 
March  y^  12,   |  Anno  Dom'  1685. 

On  another,  to  the  north,  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  the  (  body  of  Will  |  iam  Woodroffe  |  gent,  who 
dyed  |  Octob.  17,   |  A^  D'ni  |   1652. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  (D)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Edward  Bleuit  j  who  died  NoV  5,  1802,  | 

aged  46  years, 
(followed  by  some  verses  not  worth  transcribing.) 

In  the  nave  is  a  large  blue  stone  (R)  in  which  have  been  brasses 
of  a  man  and  woman  with  labels  issuing  from  their  mouths,  and 
of  two  sets  of  children,  inscription  and  four  shields  at  the  comers, 
the  whole  now  gone. 

(MS  V,  11-14.) 

PIpborougl) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  12  September,   1835 — 

A  fine  tomb  (R)  of  brown  sand  stone  under  the  arch  which  divides 
the  chancel  from  the  north  chapel  on  which  is  the  figure  of  a  priest 
in  cope^  and  stole  with  a  cross  down  his  breast,  on  which  are  4 
water  bougets,  his  hands  are  clasped  and  his  head  rests  on  a  cushion 
supported  by  two  angels,  whose  heads  are  broken  off.  The  face 
of  the  priest  is  mutilated,  but  the  figure  and  inscription  very  perfect, 
the  feet  rest  upon  a  greyhound  which  has  also  been  decapitated. 

The  inscription  runs  round  the  cornice  in  church  text  : 

Hie  iacet  dominus  Robertus  Conyng  quondam  rector  istius 
ecclesie  qui  obiit  tercio  die  Mensis  Maii  anno  domini  millesimo 
ccccxxxiiij  cuius  anime  propicietur  deus  amen. 

At  the  east  end  or  foot  of  the  monument  these  arms — A  cross 
charged  with  5  water  bougets  ;  and  on  the  south  side  are  three 
shields  ;  two  of  them  are  hid  by  a  pew.  The  others  are — (1), 
Quarterly,  France  and  England  ;  (2),  three  water  bougets.  The 
cornice  under  the  ledge  of  the  altar  slab  is  ornamented  with  roses 
and  lions'  heads. 

On  an  altar  tomb  in  the  chapel  north  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Edmund  Southcote,  Esq.  |  of  Bly- 
borough  in  the  |  County  of  Lincoln,  Junior,  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  on  the  28  of  March  1725,  |  in  the  47th  year  of  his 
age.  I  Credo  videre  bona  Domini  |  in  terra  viventium. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  same  chapel  : 

Here  lyeth  the  |  body  of  Edmund  |  Southcote,  Esq.  |  who 
departed  |  this  life  on  the  |  xxnii  of  June  |  mdccxv,  |  in  the 


BLYBOROUGH  45 

sixty  fourth  |  year  of  his  age,  |  Expectans  |  expectavi  | 
Dominum   |  et  intendit  |  mihi. 

On  the  next  stone  to  the  above  more  to  the  east  : 

Here  lieth  the  |  body  of  Dorothy  |  the  wife  of  |  Edmund 
Southcoat  I  Esq.  who  died  |  October  19,  |  Anno  Dom.  |  1714,  | 
in  the  60  year  |  of  her  age.  |  I  waited  long  |  for  my  |  Salvacion. 

On  a  white  marble  oval  tablet  (R)  against  the  east  wall  of  the 

chapel : 

To  I  the  memory  j  of  |  John  Broadley,  Esq.,  &  Elizabeth 
his  relict,  of  |  Blyborough  in  this  County.  He  departed  this 
life  I  at  Bath,  the  25  of  October  1794,  aged  64,  and  was  | 
interred  in  the  Abbey  Church  of  that  City.  His  widow  |  died 
at  Blyborough  on  the  2^^  of  April,  1823,  in  the  89  year  |  of 
her  age,  and  her  remains  are  deposited  in  |  the  family  vault 
adjoining  this   |  tablet. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  (R)  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chapel 

with  an  urn  over  the  inscription  in  capitals  : 

In  this  vault  [  are  deposited  the  mortal  remains  of  |  Peter 
John  Luard  of  Blyborough,  |  formerly  Captain  in  the  4th 
Dragoons,  |  who  died  May  23,  1830,  |  in  the  76  year  of  his 
age,  I  and  of  his  wife  Louisa  Luard  |  daughter  of  the  late  | 
Charles  Dalbiac,  Esq.  |  She  died  January  4,  1831,  |  in  the  70 
year  of  her  age.  |  To  the  memory  of  the  best  of  parents  |  this 
monument  is  dedicated   |   by  their  grateful  children. 

An  atchievement  (R)  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chapel — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Sable,  a  lion  rampant  or,  holding  an  estoile  argent 
[for  Luard]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Gules,  a  chevron  between  three 
estoiles  or ;  impaling — Or,  a  tree  proper,  on  a  chief  gules  a  black 
knight  issuing  with  arms  extended  [Dalbiac].  Crest  :  A  demi 
lion  or,  holding  an  estoile  argent.     Motto  :    Prospice. 

Another  atchievement  (D)  of  a  lozenge — Or,  a  chevron  gules 
between  three  curry  combs  sable  ;  on  an  inescucheon — Gules,  a 
chevron  between  3  mullets  or. 

The  church  has  had  a  north  aisle  divided  from  the  nave  by  three 
very  broad  arches,  the  colunms  having  fohated  capitals.  The 
arch  between  the  nave  and  chancel  is  pointed,  and  a  low  tower 
at  the  west  end.  There  is  a  chapel  on  the  north  of  the  chancel 
part  of  which  is  now  wholly  walled  up.  On  the  north  side  of  the 
Communion  table  has  been  an  ogee  arch  with  a  very  handsome 
finial.  It  is  now  blocked  up,  but  it  was  under  this  obviousl}^  that 
the  Conyng  tomb  formerly  stood.  The  font  is  an  octagon,  and 
the  base  of  the  shaft  is  scupltured  with  flowers. 

(MS  vii,  5-10.) 
Note 

^  The  vestment  is  a  chasuble. 


46  BLYTON 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  5  September,  1835 — This  church 
consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  resting  on  three  pointed  arches  on 
each  side  ;  a  chancel  divided  by  a  low  pointed  arch  ;  with  a 
pinnacled  tower,  containing  three  bells  at  the  west  end.  The 
chancel  was  rebuilt  about  1822.  The  west  pillars  of  the  south  aisle 
are  clustered  ;  the  others  are  octagonal.  The  font  is  of  the  usual 
octagonal  form,  ornamented  with  foliage.  There  are  a  piscina 
and  locker  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle. 
On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  John  Alderson  |  who 
was  44  years  curate  |  of  Blyton.  |  He  departed  this  life  |  March 
17,  1830,  I  aged  84  years.  |  Blessed  are  the  poor  in  spirit  for 
theirs  is  |  the  kingdom  of  Heaven.  |  Also  of  Nancy  wife  of  | 
the  above  Rev^  John  Alderson  |  who  departed  this  Hfe  |  Sep- 
tember 4th,  1832,  I  aged  42  years.  |  The  Sacrifices  of  God  are 
a  broken  (  Spirit  :  A  broken  and  a  contrite  Heart,  |  O  God. 
thou  wilt  not  despise. 

Flat  stones  in  the  chancel  to  the  memory  of  (D)  : 

William  Harrison,  died  29  Dec.   1816,  set.  64,  of  Wharton. 

Anne  his  relict,  died  3^  May  1829,  set.  70. 

Elizabeth  their  dau^,  wife  of  X'fer  Rogers  of  Gainsbro',  died 

11  July,  set.  35. 

Henry  their  son  died  an  infant,  3  Sept.  1828. 

Wilham  Brumby  of  Wharton,  4  June  1779,  set.  41. 

And  in  the  nave  to  : 

Abigail  wife  of  John  Welch,  died  23  Sept.  1816,  set.  75  (D). 
William  Wright  of  Wharton,  died  10  May  1818,  set.  78. 
Sarah  his  wife,  died  23  Dec^.  1811,  set.  63. 

On  a  brass  plate  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  in  capitals  : 
Memorise  Sacrum.  |  In  expectance  of  the  Resurrection  |  Here 
quietlye  sleepe  the  little  bodyes  of  William  |  and  Elizabeth 
2  of  the  children  of  S^  |  John  Wray  of  Wharton,  knt  and  bart, 
and  I  the  Lady  Grisella  his  wife  having  |  only  seen  the  world 
and  left  it. 

^,  ...     Hie  Nov.  17     .„  T^'  •     1613  ^  ^      prime 

^b"*     Ilia  Mart.   3     ^°  ^  ^^     1615     «iense  setat.     ^^^^^ 

Heu  vix  ostensam  terris  cur  palUda  sexus 
Funere  crudeli  Mors  utriusque  rapit 
Progeniem  Cselis  ut  pignus  utrique  Parentum 
Filia  sit  Matri  fihus  arrha  Patri. 
Whom  scarce  the  world  yet  saw  say  cruel  death 
Why  didst  of  each  sex  one  deprive  of  breath, 
That  either  parent  might  in  Heaven  have  one 
To  be  their  pledge  till  they  in  person  come. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  xi,  41  ;    LM.S.  i,  148  ;    Jeans,  7.] 

(MS  viii,  187-189.) 


BOOTHBY  PAGNELL  47 

Pooti)l)|>  $agneU 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Booth  by  Paynell,  July  12,  1834 — 
This  church  is  handsome.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  separated 
by  two  Norman  arches,  a  chancel,  and  a  tower  at  the  west  end, 
also  a  south  porch.  The  arch  from  the  nave  to  the  chancel  is 
pointed,  and  that  to  the  tower  round.  The  chancel  has  a  north 
aisle  or  chapel  divided  from  it  by  two  pointed  arches,  and  enclosed 
by  a  railing  close  by  the  steps  leading  to  the  altar  is  in  appearance 
the  base  of  a  cross  or  pillar  with  a  hole  for  the  insertion  of  the  shaft. 
The  east  window  is  of  five  lights  and  decorated.  In  the  chancel 
windows  is  a  little  stained  glass  but  no  arms.  On  the  south  west 
pinnacle  of  the  tower  is  a  shield  bearing  two  chevrons  [Paynell]. 
Over  the  chancel  gable  is  an  ornamented  cross. 

In  the  chapel  north  of  the  chancel  against  the  north  wall  is  a 
handsome  monument  (R)  of  white  marble  having  a  bust  of  a  man 
in  flowing  wig,  and  a  lady  in  the  costume  of  Charles  II  time.  Over 
them  is  a  blank  shield  of  arms,  and  the  monument  is  ornamented 
with  cherubs,  drapery,  etc.  Below  the  busts  is  this  inscription  on 
a  white  slab  : 

Ex  antiqua  Lloydorum  de  Melverley  apud  Salopienses  familia  | 
Elizabetha  Francisci  Tyrwhit  de  Kettleby  in  hoc  com.  Line, 
armigeri.  |  Deinde  Abelis  Litchford  armigeri  hujus  ecclesiae 
patroni  et  manerii  |  domini  itemque  monumenti  istius  marmorei 
authoris  conjux  fsemina  |  prsestantissima  pia  misericors  modesta 
in  pauperes  effusa  virtute  |  omni  et  divitiis  omata  ingenio 
et  forma  clara  magna  cum  spe  beatae  |  resurrectionis  animam 
Deo  reddidit  28  Oct.,  a.d.  1696,  aetatis  suae  63.  |  Tu  autem 
Lector  quod  tuum  est  age   |   Supremi  Judicii  memor. 

Of  the  antient  family  of  the  Lloyds  of  Melverley  in  Shropshire 
Elizabeth  |  wife  first  of  Francis  Tyrwhit  of  Kettleby  in  this 
County  of  Lincoln,  Esq.,  |  afterwards  of  Abel  Litchford,  Esq., 
patron  of  this  church,  lord  of  this  manour,  |  and  owner  of  this 
marble  monument,  an  excellent  woman,  pious,  merciful, 
modest,  |  abounding  in  her  charity  to  y^  poor,  adorned  with 
every  virtue  and  with  riches,  |  eminent  for  her  wit  and  beauty, 
in  great  hopes  of  a  blessed  Resurrection,  |  rendered  up  her 
soul  to  God  ye  28  day  of  October  1696,  aged  63  years.  |  Do 
you  reader  what  becomes  you  being  |  IVIindful  of  the  last 
Judgment. 

On  a  brass  plate  (R)  against  the  wall  east  of  the  last  monument 
with  three  shields  of  arms  over — (1)  [Sable],  a  fret  [argent],  a  crescent 


48  BOOTHBY   PAGNELL 

for  difference  .  .  .  [Harrington] ;  (2)  the  same  impaling— [Gules], 
a  fesse  between  3  water  bougets  ermine  [Meres]  ;  (3)  the  impalement 
alone.     The  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Here  lie  the  bodies  of  Katherine  late  wife  |  of  Thomas  Harring- 
ton of  Boothby  PajTiell  Esq.  |  and  of  Henry,  Thomas,  Margaret, 
&  EUza  :,  theire  |  children,  w<=^  Katherine  died  the  5  of 
May  An'o  ]  1623,  and  left  issue  5  sonnes  Francys,  |  John, 
James,  Charles,  Edward,  &  one  daughter  Martha. 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  in  the  floor  below  the  monument : 

Quod  mortale  est  |  Abelis  et  EUzabethae  [  quibus  erigitur 
monumentum  |  nobilius  sub  hoc  uno  marmore  [  defunctum 
vitam  unam  beatam  |  expectat  |  ad  superos  |  prseivit  ilia  in 
antiqua  fide  |  Secutus  est  hie  in  iisdem  vestigiis  |  Vir  vere 
Justus  post  Deum  Regem  |  summo  semper  obsequio  colens  | 
Amicus  verus.  |  Csetera  docet  votiva  tabula. 

All  that  is  mortal  of  |  Abel  &  Elizabeth,  |  for  whom  the  more 
noble  monument  |  is  erected,  deposited  under  this  one  |  marble 
expects  one  happy  life,  |  to  Heaven  she  went  before  |  in  the 
antient  faith,  |  He  followed  in  the  same  steps,  |  a  man  truly 
just  after  God,  always  |  most  religiously  serving  his  king,  |  a 
true  Friend.   |  The  monumental  tablet  tells  the  rest. 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  to  the  south  of  the  last  much  effaced  by  damp  : 
Here  lieth  interred  the  body  of  |  Mr  John  Litchford  aUas 
[Row  I  land],  heir  to  Abel  LitcMord  |  Esq.,  for  whom  the 
more  [noble]  |  monument  is  erected,  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  June  y®  9,  1718,  |  and  in  the  [31st]  year  |  of  his  age. 

Another  more  to  the  west  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  EUzabeth  Litchford  |  the  wife  of 
John  I  Litchford,  Esq.,  and  |  daughter  of  |  Benjamin  Rowland  | 
of  Sleaford  in  the  |  county  of  Lincoln,  |  who  died  October 
the  [20th,  I  1753,  in  the  40th  year  of  her  age]. 

On  the  floor  of  the  chapel  are  more  flat  stones,  seemingly  to  this 
family,  but  so  effaced  by  damp  as  not  to  be  legible  (D). 

On  a  neat  white  marble  tablet  (R)  against  the  south  wall  of  the 

chancel : 

The  Rev^  John  Rowland  Litchford  late  rector  |  of  this  parish 
obt  25  Novf  1818,  Et^.  70.  |  He  married  Ann  eldest  daughter 
of  I  Thos  Litchford,  Esq.,  |  by  whom  he  had  a  numerous  issue.  | 
Will'",  Jane,  &  Judith  died  in  his  lifetime,  |  and  Dorothy 
shortly  after  him,  |  From  a  sacred  regard  to  his  memory  |  this 
monument  is  erected  by  |  Jno.  R.  Litchford,  Esq.,  his  eldest^ 
son. 


BOSTON  49 

There  are  flat  stones  (D)  below  to  the  memory  of  : 

Jane  and  Judith  fourth  and  fifth  daughters  of  Rev^  J.  R. 
Litcliford.  Jane  died  12  March  1818,  aet.  29.  Judith  died 
19  Oct.   1816,  aet.  25. 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  within  the  altar  rails  much  rubbed  : 

Here  lieth  y^  body  of  |  Faith  Garland,  relict  of  John  |  Garland 
of  Aslackby,gent.,  |  and  y®  second  daughter  of  |  John  Colth[urst] 
of  Aunsby,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this  life  October  |  the  10, 
1707,  aged  71. 

Another  close  by  in  capitals  (D)  : 

James  the  son  of  |  William  and  Faith  |  Parkins,  departed  | 
this  life  ye  8  of  I  October  1695. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  lies  interred  the  Rev^  Robert  Rowland  |  late  worthy 
rector  of  this  parish,  |  who  died  the  11  of  Feb.  Anno  Dom'i  j 
1780,  I  in  the  72  year  of  his  age,  |  and  of  his  pastoral  care 
the  47. 

A  flat  stone  (D)  commemorates  Robert  Pickin.  died  14  Nov.,  1808, 
and  Mary  his  wife,  died  22  March  1818,  set.  64. 

By  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  is  an  old  stone,  once  having  an 
inscription  round  it  in  church  text.     All  that  remains  is,  '  istius 

eccl'ie  qui cuius  anime.'     It  has  a  cross  cut  on  it, 

and  near  the  steps  to  the  altar  is  a  similar  stone  with  a  cross  but 
no  inscription  to  be  seen. 

On  a  blue  flat  stone  (D)  at  the  entrance  of  the  north  chapel  : 

Near  to  this  stone  lie  the  remains  |  of  William  Rowland,  gent.,  | 
fourth  son  of  Robert  Rowland  |  aUas  Litchford,  esq.,  |  who 
died  27  March  1760,  |  aged  52  years,  |  leaving  one  son  and  three 
daughters  |  to  the  sole  care  of  his  widow,  |  Mrs  Mary  Rowland,  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  the  8  day  of  April  1815,  in  the  |  89 
year  of  her  age.  |  Gratitude  with  filial  affection  inscribes  |  tliis 
stone  to  her  memory. 

There  are  also  flat  stones  (D)  to  commemorate  the  deaths  of  several 
children  of  William  and  Mary  Rowland,  viz.  : 

Martha  died  October  19,  1750,  aged  9. 

WilUam  died  20  March  1757,  aged  5. 

Thomas  died  28  January  1758,  an  infant. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  196.] 

(MS  V,  17-24.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  24  July,   1834- 


Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  grey  stone  monument 
(R)  with  a  brass  plate  having  this  inscription  on  it  in  capitals. 


60  BOSTON 

these  arms  being  cut  over — A  fesse  between   three  wolves'  heads 

erazed  [Howe]  : 

Abdias  Howe  ss.t.p.  |  ecclesise  Bostoniensis  prsepositus  |  In 
elucidandis  S.  Scripturis  peritissimus  |  In  adstruenda  pura 
evangelii  doctrina  eximie  pollens  |  In  revincendis  erroribus 
soUde  acutus  |  Hanc  postquam  ecclesiam  xxn  annos  salutifero  ] 
Dei  verbo  fidissime  pavit  j  Vitse  probitate  spectatissima  erudivit  | 
Morum  gravitate  et  authoritate  colendissima  decoravit.  | 
Summa  denique  prudentia  moderatus  est  |  Morte  tandem  non 
opinata  sed  nee  immatura  ereptus  est  |  In  cselestis  ecclesise 
sortem  cooptatus  |  Luctuosum  sui  desiderium  bonis  omnibus 
relinquens  |  et  relicturus  |  Dessiit  esse  Mortalis  Feb.  xxvn, 
A.D.  MDCLXXXii,  |  setatis  suae  Lxvn.  |  Hoc  quicquid  monumenti 
dilectissimo  suo  conjugi  |  Uxor  msestissima  posuit. 

A  marble  tablet  (R)  more  to  the  east  in  capitals  : 

This  tablet  was  erected  by  |  Adjutant  Charles  Wilford  |  of 
the  40^^  Regiment  Native  Infantry  |  of  the  Madras  Presidency  | 
in  grateful  remembrance  of  |  his  beloved  mother  |  Charlotte 
Wilford  I  who  departed  this  life  the  21  May  1826  |  aged  47  years. 

A  marble  tablet,  surmounted  by  an  urn,  against  the  north  wall 

of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Near  this  place  |  lye  the  remains  of  |  M*"  John  Webber,  first  | 
Organist  of  this  church,  |  who  died  May  the  5^^,  1741,  aged 
46  years.  |  This  monument  was  erected  |  to  his  memory  by 
his  musical  |  friends. 

Against  the  wall  at  the  south  east  comer  of  the  nave  is  a  brass 
plate  (R)  set  in  wood,  with  the  bust  of  a  man  cut  over,  in  ruff  and 
skull  cap  with  this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Memoriae  sacrum  |  Thomas  Lawe  senator  Bostoniensis  | 
Postquam  ter  prsefecturam  hujus  Burgi  omaverat  |  et  LXXi 
annos  in  vivis  compleverat  naturae  vectigal  exolvit  |  anno 
salutis  MDCLVii  3°  die  Octobris  |  Mortalitatis  suae  spolia, 
Resurrectionis  et  |  Immortalitatis  Pignora  hie  deposuit.  | 
Thomas  Lawe  filius  ejus  natu  maximus  adhuc  maerens  |  Hanc 
ceream  Patemo  sepulchro  accendi  curavit  |  a°  salutis  mdclix 
xo  die  Aug^*'  |  Epitaphium  |  Dum  justa  persoluta  sunt  huic 
Funeri  |  Tenebat  omnes  unus  atque  idem  dolor  |  Nee  miror. 
animos  omnium  devinxerat  |  Inopum  Benignus  HospitaUs 
Divitum. 

Over  this  in  a  wooden  frame  are  these  arms — .  ...  on  a  bend 
3  maunches  [Thory] ;  impaling — A  chevron  between  3  garbs  [Derby]. 

In  an  old  niche  in  the  wall  of  the  north  aisle,  square  headed,  is  a 
brass  plate  with  these  arms  quarterly  of  16  coats,  viz.  : 

1 3  cups  .  .  .  jessant  boars  heads  .  .  .  [Bolle]. 

n.  .  .  .  3  maces  .  .  .  [Pulvertoft]. 

ni.  .  .  .  2  bars  .  .  .  ,  in  chief  3  roundles  .  .  .  [Angevin]. 


BOSTON  61 

IV.  ...  a    chevron  .  .  .  between    3    escallops  ...  in    chief, 
and  a  cross  croslet  fitchy  ...  in  base  [Dalderby]. 

V.  ...  a  chevron  .  .  .  between    10  cross  croslets  .  .  .  .  ,   6 
in  chief,  4  in  base  [Haugh]. 

VT.  .  .  .  a  chevron  between  3  bells  .  .  .  [Bell]. 

vn.  Per  pale  indented  .  .  .  and [Holland]. 

vm.  ...  a  chevron  .  .  .  between  3  wings  .  .  .  [Nanfant]. 

IX.  ...  3  foxes.  .  .  .  [Nanfant]. 

X.  Cheqiiy  .  .  .  and  .  .  .  ,  a  chief  ermine  [Coleshill]. 

XI.  Pretty  ...  a  canton  .  .  .  [He wis]. 
xn.  ...  3  chevrons  .  .  .  [Archdecon]. 
xm fretty  ....  [Blanchminster]. 

xrv a  chevron  between  3  cross  croslets  ......... 

a  border  .  .  .  semee  of  roundles  [Fitzwilham]. 

XV.  .  .  .  ,  a   chevron   between    3   croslets  .  .  .  ,   and   a   lion 
passant  in  chief  .  .  .  [Mablethorpe]. 

XVI.  ...  2  bars  engrailed  .  .  .  [Stajne]. 

The  inscription  below  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  Richard  Bolle  of  Haugh  in  y*  countie  of  |  Lincolne, 
esq.,  Sonne  &  heire  of  Richard  Bolle  of  |  Haugh  &  of  Marria 
his  wife,  daugh^  &  heire  of  |  John  Fitzwilhams  of  Mablethorpe, 
esquire.     Hee   |  had  yssue  by  Jane  his  first  wife,  Daugh'"  to 
gr  Will°i    I   Skip  with  of  Ormesbie,  knight,  Charles  Bolle  his 
sone  I  &  heire  apparent,  who  died  in  his  Ufe  tyme  ;    Marie   | 
married  to  Anthonj^  Tourney  of  Cavenbie,  esquire  ;    |   Anne 
married  to  Leonard  Cracroft,  gent.  ;    Gertrude    |   married  to 
Leonard   Kirkman   of   Kele,   gent.  ;     &   Ursula    |    married   to 
John  Kirkman,  gent.     Hee  had  no  yssue  bj^  |  Anne  his  second 
wife.     Hee  had  yssue  by  Margaret  his  third  wife,   |  Richard, 
Jhon,  &  Jane.     Hee  died  on  y®  sixt  dale  of  |  Februarie  1591, 
&  in  y^  85th  yere  of  his  age,  after  hee  had  sundrie  tymes  had 
charge  in  Frauwce,  Scotland  |  &  y^^  Realme  &  had  bene  twise 
Sheriff  of  y®  said  countie. 
At  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  by  the  east  window  is  an  achieve- 
ment   with   these   arms — Quarterly,    1st,    Per    bend    or    &    azure 
indented,  2  crosses  patees  counterchanged  (Smyth)  ;   2nd,  Argent, 
a    bear    sahent  sable,   chained  or   [Barnard]  ;     3rd,   Gules,   on    a 
cross  argent  5  mullets  sable  [Randolph]  ;    4th,  or,  3  bars  sable. 
On  the  other  side  of  the  \vindow  is  another  atchievement  with  the 
arms — 1st,  Smyth  ;    2nd,  Gules,  a  chevron   between   nine  croslets 
or  [Kyme]  ;     3rd,    [Randolph]  ;     4th,   Argent,   an  eagle   displayed 
double  tete  sable,  charged  on  the  breast  with  a  trefovle  slipped  or 
[Stukeley]. 

[See  also   L.R.S.   i,    153-6  ;     Jeans,    7-14  ;     Pishey  Thompson, 
The    History    and    Antiquities    of   Boston,   191-198  ;      Churches  of 

Holland    44-67  1 

'  **^°'J  (MS  V,  181-186.) 


62  BOURNE 

^Bourne 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  25  July,  1833 — 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  : 
To  the  memory  of  |  William  Foster  |  of  this  parish  gent.  |  and 
of  Mary  his  wife.  |  He  departed  this  Hfe  |  March  6,  1759,  aged 
67  years.  |  She  died  Dec^  10,  1771,  |  aged  67  years. 

On  a  brass  plate  against  the  wall  west  of  the  above,  with  these 
arms  above — Azure,  a  fieur  de  lis  argent  [Digby]  :  impaling — Gules, 
3  lions  rampant  argent  [Pauncefoot]  : 

James  Digby,  Esq.,  |  ob*  Aug.  20,  Anno  Domini  1751,  |  aetatis 

suae  44. 

On  a  marble  monument  next  to  the  preceding,  an  um  above,  and 
below  the  arms  of  Digby,  impaling — Azure,  a  saltier  or  between 
four  bezants,  a  chief  ermine  [Hyde].  Crest — An  ostrich  .... 
Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  |  James  Digby  |  of  Red  Hall  in  this 
parish,  esquire,  |  a  deputy  lieutenant  of  this  county,  |  who 
died  August  7,  1811,  |  aged  76  years.  |  In  this  church  also 
are  deposited  |  the  remains  of  his  parents,  |  James  son  of 
Kenelm  Digby  |  of  North  Luffenham  in  the  county  of  Rut- 
land, I  esquire,  and  Elizabeth  his  wife.  |  The  youngest  and 
only  survivor  |  of  their  numerous  issue,  |  Henrietta  Paunce- 
foot, I  as  a  tribute  |  of  affectionate  regard  and  grateful  respect,  | 
caused  this  monument  to  be  erected. 

On  a  monument  of  white  marble  next  to  the  last,  with  a  figure  of  a 
female  weeping  over  an  urn  above,  and  below  a  scull,  the  inscription 
in  two  ovals  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  George  Pochin,  esq.,  |  of  this 
place,  I  colonel  of  the  |  Leicestershire  Regim<>  of  Militia,  | 
deputy  lieutenant  and  magistrate  |  for  the  counties  of  |  Leicester 
and  Lincoln.  |  In  his  public  capacity  he  was  |  deservedly 
esteemed  a  good  soldier,  |  faithful,  upright,  and  active  magis- 
trate, I  of  inflexible  probity  |  and  unwearied  attention.  |  His 
benevolence  |  and  uniform  integrity  |  gained  the  respect  and 
love  I  of  all  who  knew  him.  |  He  died  May  the  13,  1798,  |  aged 
66  years. 

On  a  second  oval  is  the  following  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Eleanor  Frances  |  Pochin,  widow 
of  the  late  |  George  Pochin,  esquire,  |  of  this  place  and  daughter 
of  I  S^  Wolstan  Dixie  baronet  |  of  Bosworth  Park  in  the  county  | 
of  Leicester.  |  Her  many  virtues  gained  her  |  the  esteem  of  all 
good  men.  |  She  was  a  pious  christian,  a  sincere  |  friend,  and 
to  her  servants  |  a  kind  indulgent  mistress.  |  In  the  charitable 
distribution  |  of  an  ample  fortune  she  |  appeared  to  consider 
herself  |  as  the  delegate  of  Heaven.  |  She  died  on  the  |  15  day 
of  July  1823,   I  aged  76  years. 


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A  grey  marble  monument  with  white  slab  on  the  north  wall  of  the 
chancel  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  George  Digby  |  who  died  May  12,  1797,  | 

aged  56  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  George  Breton  j  who  died  Dec.  23,  1791,  [ 
aged  80  years. 

The  font  is  old  and  curious  and  stands  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave. 

The  following  is  carved  in  compartments  in  old  character  : 
Super  :  orane  :  nomen  :  Jhesw  :  Christi. 

A  small  marble  tablet  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  against 

the  wall  (R)  : 

Sacred  to  the  endeared  memory  |  of  George  Cowie  Nicholls,  | 
the  beloved  son  of  George  and  Mary  Nicholls.  |  He  died  March 
27,  j  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1831,  |  aged  6  months  and  12 
days. 

A  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  |  the  body  of  the  Rev^  W.  Dodd  |  vicar  of  Bourne,  | 
he  died  August  6,  1756,  aged  54.  |  Also  Eliz^i^  his  wife,  |  she 
died  May  23,  1755,  aged  55. 

A  white  marble  tablet  above  the  most  western  pillar  of  the  nave  : 
In  memory  of  |  Thomas  Rawnsley,  Esq.,  |  a  deputy  lieutenant  | 
of  this  county,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  August  8,  1826, 
in  the  71  year  of  his  age. 

Another  under  the  arch  looking  west : 

In  memory  of  |  Deborah  |  wife  of  Thomas  Rawnsley  |  who 
died  April  16th,  1808,  |  and  six  of  their  children  |  who  died 
infants. 

Flat  stone  on  the  floor  below  (D)  : 

Edmund  son  of  T.  &  D.  |  Rawnsley  died  Nov.  22,  |  1788,  in 
the  fourth  year  (  of  his  age. 

A  flat  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle,  with  arms  cut  above — 
Per  pale  [or  and  azure],  on  a  chief  [gules]  three  leopards'  faces 
[of  the  first]  [Caldecotl].  Crest — A  raven  .  .  .  [Caldecott].  Motto  : 
Quid  non  pro  patria  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  John  Caldecott  |  who  died  the  7^^  of   April 

1755,   I  aged  67  years. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

In  memory  |  of  Alice  Hyde  the  wife  |  of  John  Hyde,  |  who 
died  July  y^  26th,  1737,  I  aged  32. 

More  to  the  east  on  another  stone  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Catherine  the  wife  cf  |  the  Rev^  Humphrey 
Hyde  |  vicar  |  of  this  parish,  only  |  daughter  of  the  late  | 
John  Hyde,  gent.,  |  died  May  the  11th,  1790,  I  aged  46. 


54  BOURNE 

On  a  flat  stone  to  the  north  of  the  pulpit  (D)  : 

In  memory  |  of  |  Mary  Ellen  &  Jos  :  Turner  |  the  infant 
children  of  |  the  Rev^  Joseph  &  [  Hannah  Dods worth,  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  |  1823. 

On  a  blue  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Hargate  Dove,  gent.,  |  who  died  |  July  8th, 
1810,   I  aged  66. 

Another  to  the  north  (R)  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  John  Dove,  gent.,  |  who  died  Janv  27, 
1809,  I  aged  90  years.  |  Elizabeth  Dove  j  wife  of  the 
above  |  John  Dove  |  who  died  Febv  19,  178  .  .  ,  |  aged  60 
years. 

Another  smaller  stone  (D)  : 

James  Digby,  |  Esq.,  |  who  died  August  |  the  7th,  1811,  | 
aged  76. 

Against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  are  two  hatchments:  (1) 
Or,  a  chevron  gules  between  3  horse  shoes  sable,  differenced 
by  a  crescent  [Pochin]  ;  impaling — Azure,  a  lion  rampant  and 
a  chief  argent  [Dixie].  Crest — On  a  wreath  of  colours  a  harpy  or. 
(2)  a  lozenge  bearing  the  same  arms  (D). 

The  following  list  of  benefactors  is  affixed  to  the  gallery  at  the 
west  end  of  the  nave  (D)  : 

WilUam  Fisher  of  Bourn,  gent.,  by  deed   1627,  &  will  1635, 

gave  estate  at  Tumby  of  £30  per  an.  for  almshouses. 

WilHam  Trollope,  by  will  1636,  founded  an  hospital. 

Nicholas  Rand,  by  will  1637,  lands  in  Holbeach  &  8  acres  in 

Bourn  for  the  poor. 

John  Brown,  Esq.,  of  Stamford,  gave  £8. 

Robert  Harrington  of  Grays  Inn,  by  will  14  July  1654,  proved 

1657,  gave  to  the  poor  lands  in  Witham  on  the  Hill. 

Sir  Thomas  Trollope  of  Gas  wick,  Bart.,   by  will   1654,  £100 

for  a  workhouse. 

Thomas  Wilcox  of  Bourne,  by  will  1660. 

Bro'ttTilow  E.  of  Exeter,  in  1726,  gave  an  engine. 

Mathew  Clay  of  Bounie,  gent.,  in  1742,  gave  the  branch. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave,  two  aisles  and  a  chancel,  with  a 
tower  at  the  west  end.  Once  there  has  been  tv/o,  but  tradition 
reports  that  one  was  overthrown  by  Cromwell.  The  nave 
rests  on  four  Norman  arches  springing  from  circular  massive 
columns. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  196-7:  Jeans,  Add.,  1:  G.M.,  1862, 
part  ii,  739.] 

(MS  ii,  157-168.) 


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Praceborougi) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  [no  date  given] — 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Richard  Osborne,  |  gent.,  who 
departed  |  this  life  September  y^  \  24  day,  1707,  |  in  the  42 
year  of  |  his  age. 

On  another  flat  stone  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  y^  Rev^  Mr  Jo°  Chesel-  |  den  rector 
of  this  I  parish,  who  died  March  |  y«  14th,  1752,  aged  55 
years. 

On  a  flat  stone  near  the  last  but  one  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  y*  body  of  |  Frances  y^  daughter  |  of  Edward 
Osborne  |  and  Frances  his  wife,  j  who  departed  this  life  | 
November  the  24  day,  1707,   |  aged  16  weeks. 

On  a  marble  monument  (R)  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel 

north  of  the  communion  table  : 

In  memory  of  |  Charlotte  Anne  Bowman  |  wife  of  Joseph 
Bowman  |  of  Shillingthorpe,  |  she  was  an  affectionate  con- 
sort, I  an  indulgent  mother,  |  a  benevolent  neighbour,  |  and 
having  patiently  endured  |  the  pain  of  a  severe  and  lingering 
disorder  |  calmly  expired  in  Christian  confidence  |  20th  March 
1814,  aged  42.  (  Blessed  be  thy  remembrance  |  0  virtuous 
woman. 

A  tablet  against  the  wall  on  the  south  side  of  the  arch  from  the 

tower  (R)  : 

Titus  Livie,  Esq.,  |  late  whole  store  keeper  |  of  his  Majesty's 
yard  |  Halifax,  Nova  Scotia,  |  who  died  March  the  10th, 
1804,   I  aged  51  years. 

Another  white  tablet  opposite  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Henry  Hatsell,  Esq.,  |  who  died  7  Jan^  1831,  | 
aged  41  years. 

Tablet  against  the  north  wall,  an  urn  above  and  these  arms  below 
— In  a  lozenge — Ermine,  on  a  bend  gules,  three  escallops  or 
(Wansey)  :  impaling — Per  pale  gules  and  vert,  three  Uons  rampant 
counterchanged  ; 

Jane  Wansey  |  died  June  18th,  1805,  |  aged  25.  [To  the  memory  | 
of  I  a  beloved  and  only  child  |  parental  affection  j  mournfully 
inscribes  this   |  tablet. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Beneath  |  lie  the  remains  of  |  mistress  Elizabeth  Cheselden,  | 
wife  of  the  Rev^  Jolm  Cheselden,  {  formerly  rector  of  this 
parish,  I  who  died  January  iii,  mdcclu,  |  aged  li  yeai-s. 


56  BRACEBOROUGH 

And  on  another  close  adjoining  (R)  : 

Beneath  |  he  the  remains  of  the  |  Reverend  John  Cheselden,  | 
formerly  rector  of  this  parish,  |  who  died  March  xiv, 
MDCCLii,  I  aged  lv  years. 

The  following  lines  inscribed  beneath  the  foregoing  two  : 

These  stones  were  put  down  by  their  son  Anthony  Cheselden 
of  London  |  in  remembrance  of  a  good  father  &  tender 
mother  mdcclxxx. 

There  remains  a  stone  (R)  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  in 
which  according  to  Holies  were  the  brasses  of  Thomas  de  Wastney, 
and  his  wife.  There  still  are  visible  places  for  4  shields,  two  over 
the  head  of  the  knight,  and  two  over  the  head  of  the  lady  ;  also 
for  the  figures  and  for  an  inscription  all  round. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  198-9.] 

(MS  i,  117-121.) 

JBracebribge 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  10  August  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel : 

In  memory  |  of  Eliz.  wife  of  Benjamin  Hodson  |  late  vicar  of 
Bracebridge  |  who  died  Jan.  9,  1747,  |  aged  57  years.  |  Near 
here  also  lieth  the  |  body  of  Geo.  son  of  the  |  said  Benj^and 
Ehz.  Hodson.  |  He  died  May  the  24,  j  1752,  aged  22. 

On  another  flat  stone  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Robert  Hodson  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  May  19,  1749,  aged  35  years.  |  My  body's  buried  deep 
within  this  grave  |  My  faith's  in  Christ  alone  my  soul  to 
save. 

An  old  stone  in  the  nave,  the  inscription  round  the  edge  in  old 
character : 

Hie  jacet  Joh'es  fframpton  de  Bracebridge  qui  obiit 

Anno  d'ni  mill'imo xxi.  Cujus  anime  propicietwr 

Deus  Amen. 

On  the  slab  of  a  standing  tomb  in  the  south  aisle  : 

Hie  jacet  Katherina  2<i*  filia  &  |  cohseres  Joh'  Wilson  de 
Sheepwash  Ar.  |  ux.  Sa.  Ludington  de  |  Bracebridge  Ar. 
Obiit  9  die  Oct.  |  [16]79,  Anno  iEtat.  27.  |  If  lasting  life  in 
well  hewn  stone  were  found  |  Such  had  the  stone  been  that 
had  cover'd  th'  ground. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  : 

Here  lies  |  Letticia  Loding  |  ton  y®  daughter  |  of  George  | 
Lodington,  Esq..  and  |  Emma  his  wife  (  who  departed  |  this 
life  v^  16  I  dav  of  Nov.  I   1723. 


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A  broken  stone  and  partly  under  a  pew  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Mary  Lodington  the  |  daughter  of 
Sir  Richard  |  Halford  of  Wistow  in  |  Leicestershire,  baronet,  | 
wife  of  Samuel  Loding  |  ton  of  Bracebridge,  Esq.,  |  died 
Nov.  28,  A.D.  1709. 

On  a  stone  tablet  against  the  north  wall  : 

In  memory  of  the  Rev'^  Thomas  Nocton  |  vicar  of  the  church 
40  years  |  who  died  March  the  25,  1802,  aged  72  years.  |  As 
in  Life  beloved   |  so  in  Death  lamented. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  |  Mary  Nocton  |  the  wife  of  Tho. 
Nocton  of  ...  I  who  departed  this  life  |  the  16  day  of  April 
1775,  I  in  the  76th  year  of  |  her  age.  |  Beati  mortui  qui  in 
Domino  moriuntur. 

Another  more  to  the  east  : 

Here  lieth  deposited  the  body  of  |  Tho.  Nocton,  gent.,  | 
Patron  of  the  living  of  Bracebridge,  |  late  of  Washingbro*, 
deceased,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Sept.  13,  1766,  |  in  the  72 
year  of  his  age. 

A  blue  flat  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Frances  Ludington  |  daughter  to 
George  Saunderson  |  of  Thoresby,  Esq.,  j  wife  to  Samuel 
Ludington  |  of  Bracebridge,  Esq.,  died  |  June  y^  30,  A.D. 
1687.  I  Here  also  lieth  the  body  of  |  Samuel  Ludington,  Esq.,  | 
interred  the  8th  day  of  |  January  A.D.  1712.  j  Here  lieth 
interred  the  body  |  of  Emma  the  wife  |  of  George  Ludington, 
Esq.,  I  who  died  August  14,  1733,  |  in  the  35  year  of  her  age. 

On  another  more  to  the  north  in  a  pew  : 

Here  lies  interred  the  body  |  of  George  Ludington,  |  Esq.,  | 
who  died  January  y^  4th,  mdccxlv,  |  aged  59  years. 

This  church  which  is  small  consists  of  a  nave  and  north  aisle 
supported  by  3  pointed  arches,  a  chancel,  and  tower  at  the  west 
end. 

(MS  xii,  47-51.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  17  August  1835 — This  church  consists 
of  merely  a  nave  and  chancel,  with  a  niche  for  a  bell  at  the  west 
end.  In  the  chancel  is  a  stone  (D)  with  a  cross  with  a  large  stem, 
inscription  round  the  edge,  all  now  effaced  except  >^  '  hie  '.  The 
font  is  circular  on  a  massy  shaft  circled  with  smaller  pillars.  In 
the  churchyard  is  the  shaft  of  a  cross. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  db  Q.  xi.  43.] 

(MS  viii,  167). 


38  BROCKLESBY 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Broclesby,  30  August  1835 — The 
church  is  an  old  building  but  in  excellent  repair,  consisting  of  nave, 
chancel,  and  west  tower.  The  chancel  is  divided  from  the  nave 
by  a  very  elegant  pointed  arch,  and  is  ornamented  by  the  remains 
of  painted  glass.  The  floor  is  also  handsomely  paved,  the  windows 
light  and  elegant. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  handsome  marble 
monument  surmounted  in  the  middle  by  the  arms  of  Pelham — 
Quarterly,  1st,  Azure,  three  pelicans  vulning  themselves  argent 
[Pelham]  ;  2nd,  Gules,  two  buckles  or  [Pelham]  ;  3rd,  Or,  fretty 
azure  [Willoughby] ;  4th,  as  the  1st.  On  the  west  side  are  the 
same  quarterings,  impaling — Quarterly,  1st,  Argent,  two  lions 
passant  sable  [Catesby]  ;  2nd,  Or,  two  bends  argent,  within 
a  bordure  gules  [for  Mountford]  ;  3rd,  Or,  two  bars  gules,  over 
all  a  bend  argent  [for  Martindale]  ;  4th,  Gules,  a  fret  or,  and 
a  chief  argent  [Cranford].  On  the  east  side  also  are  the  Pelham 
quarterings  impaling — 1st  and  4th,  Gules,  a  saltier  argent  [Nevil]  ; 
2nd,  Gules,  three  lions  passant  in  a  bordure  or  [Earl  of  Lancaster]  ; 
3rd,  Or,  fretty  gules,  on  a  canton  a  galley  [Nevil  of  Bulmer]. 
Over  the  centre  shield  is  the  crest  of  the  peacock  with  tail  displayed. 
Beneath  these  arms  are  the  figures  of  a  knight  and  a  lady  kneeling. 
He  has  his  hands  clasped  and  raised  before  him  ;  one  of  hers  rests  on 
a  skull  ;  behind  him  are  three  sons  kneehng  ;  one  of  them  has  a 
skull  near  him.  Behind  her  are  three  daughters  (one  carrying  a 
skull)  also  kneeling,  beneath  are  the  following  inscriptions  in  four 
compartments  in  capitals  : 

Hie  jacet  Guill.  Pelham  miles  in  juven  |  tute  sua  apud 
Scotos  Gallos  &  Un  j  garos  ob  militiam  celeberrimus  in  pro  | 
vectiore  setate  apud  Hibemos  Regni  |  Praefectus  apud  Belgas 
exercitus  |  mariscallus  munitionis  belUcae  sub  |  augustis. 
principe  Regina  Elizabetha  |  Promagister.  |  |  In  uxorem 
duxit  D'nam  Eleanoram  Henrici  |  comitis  Westmerlandise 
filiam  quae  hie  simul  |  sepulta  jacet  .  de  ea  tres  fihos 
totidemque  |  filias  genuit  e  quibus  tres  adhuc  sunt  supers  | 
tites  quorum  senior  Will,  monumentum  istud  in  |  perpetuam 
parentum  memoriam  consecravit.  |  Obiit  Flissingse  mense  | 
Decembr'  1587  |  |  Boath  livd  at  once  but  not  at  once  did 
die,  I  Shee  first,  hee  last,  yet  boath  togeither  lye,  |  Hee  greate 
in  deedes  of  armes,  shee  greate  in  byrthe,  |  Hee  wise,  shee 
chaste,  boath  now  resolvd  to  yearth.  j  Needes  must  y^  slendre 
shrubbs  expect  their  fall  |  When  statelye  oakes  fall  down 
&  ceders  tall  |  |  Bragge  not  of  valoure  for  y^  woorthye  knight  | 
Mightye  in  arms  by  deathe  has  loste  his  mighte.  |  Boaste  not 
of  honour,  nobler  was  there  none  |  Then  Ladye  EUenore 
that  now  is  gone.  I  Joy  not  toe  much  in  yowthe,  these  children 
three  |  were  as  yow  are,  as  they  are  shall  yow  bee. 


BROCKLESBY  59 

On  a  white  painted  tablet  above  the  last-mentioned  monument  : 

Pietati    &    Solertise    S.    |    Depositum    magistri   Thomae  JEton 

Presbyteri  Boswor    |    thias  in   agro    Leicestrensi   nati,   hujus 

Ecclesiae   Broclesbien   |  sis  quondam  Rectoris,  &  Scholarchae 

eximii  hie  subtus  jacet.  |  qui  plures  per  annos  gregem  hie  sibi 

concreditam  tarn    vita  exemp   [  lari  quam  officiis  omnimodo 

divinse  animarum  curae  incum   [   bentibus,  fideUter   pa>eendo 

et    pubem   juventutem,  Non   solum    I    e   familia   nobili    Pel- 

hamiana  tunc  temporis  sicut  longum  supra  |  et  ad  prsesens 

hie  florenti  verum  etiam  circumquaque   vicinam   i  et  remo- 

tiorem  non  tantum  in  ipsa  studiorum  incude  positam,  sed  j 

provectiorem  etiam  scientiis  liberalibus  tantum  non  vniversis  | 

arte  perquam   exquisita,  methodo   non   vulgari  sed   mysterii 

instar  |  penitus  proficienti  sedulitate  opera  indefessa  imbuendo 

perficiendo    |    atque    exinde    de   patria  sua  optime  emeritus 

mortalem  summa  cum   |  laude  absolvit  telam  suique  reliquit 

desiderium   charissimum   et  annorum    |    satur  anno  a  partu 

virgineo    1626    placide    Christiane   admodum     {    in    Domino 

obdormivit    j    Cujus   memorias   meritissimae   e   discipulis  suis 

I  ohm  unus  minimulum  hoc  meliori  multo  |  dignse  gratitudinis 

ergo  posuit  memoriale  |  Anno  Domini  1668. 

On  the  south  side  of  the  chancel  is  a  splendid  monument  consisting 

of  an  altar  tomb  of  marble,  with  a  large  black  slab  at  the  top,  on 

which  are  the  recumbent  figures  in  alabaster  of  a  knight  and  lady. 

The  former,  who  is  raised  about  a  foot  higher  than  the  other,  is 

clothed  in  plate  armour,  his  head  bare  and  resting  on  a  pillow.    He 

has  a  ruff  round  his  neck,  his  hands  are  clasped,  and  his  sword 

hangs  in  an  embroidered  belt  at  his  left  side.     At  his  feet  is  a 

peacock   in   its   pride,    thereon  a  crescent.     His  lady  in  a  plaited 

gown  and  stomacher,  with  close  sleeves  and  an  embroidered  mantle. 

She  has  a  ruff  round  her  neck,  and  her  hands  are  clasped.     Her 

head  rests  on  a  cushion,  embroidered,  and  at  her  feet  is  her  crest, 

a  head  crowned,  couped  at  the  neck.     At  the  base  of  the  tomb 

are  the  kneeling  figures  of  eleven  sons  and  eight  daughters  ;    seven 

of  the  sons  wear  a  miUtary  habit  with  cloaks  and  boots,  and  tw  o 

more  are  in  civil  costume.     The  remaining  two  are  little  ones  and 

hold   skulls,   as   do   two   of  the   elder  ones.     Three   of   the   eight 

daughters   are  infants  in   swaddling  clothes,    and    two    are   little. 

and   hold   skulls  ;     the   remainder   are   dressed   like   their   mother. 

Above  the  large  figure  is  this  shield  of  arms — Quarterly,  1st,  Azure, 

three   pelicans    vulned    or,    with    a    crescent  difference  [Pelham]  ; 

2nd,   Gules,   two    buckles   and   belts  .  .  .  [Pelham]  ;    3rd,   Fretty, 

azure  [Willoughby]  ;  4th,  Gules,  a  saltier  [Nevil].    Crest — A  peacock 

in  his  pride  proper.     Below,  the  following  inscription  in  capitals 

on  a  black  slab  : 

Gulielmus  Pelham  nuper  de  Brocklesby  in  Com.  Line.  Eques 
Auratus.   j  in  celeberrimis  Academiis,  Strasberg:  Heidleberg: 


60  BROCKLESBY 

Wittenberg:  Leipsick:  Parisiens:  |  &  Oxoniens  :  magna  cum 
cura  educatus  Artib.  Liberalib:  imbutus  et  linguas  |  Germanica 
Gallica;  Latina;  (nee  Grsecaru  Rudis)  non  solum  Callens 
sed  prompte  |  eloqui  edoctus ;  Ab  his  domiciliis  Mars 
distraxit  ubi  post  varias  pugnas  Obsidio  |  nes  &c  sed  non 
sine  Vulnerib:  Rus  se  contulit  Annam  filiam  Caroli  Willughby 
Baronis  de  Parrham  castam  virginem  |  connubio  sibi  junxit, 
ex  qua  liberos  viginti  utriusque  sexus  dei  benedictione 
accepit,  |  quorum  septem  filii  &  tres  filiae  in  vivis  sunt. 
Vixerunt  cseteri.  Reliquo  temporis  |  consumpto  justitia' 
exequendo  orando,  scribendo,  pauperes  sublevando  sacra  Biblia 
I  antiques  Patres  et  neotericos  legendo  magna'  gloria'  adeptus 
est  et  quid  in  his  |  profecerit  Meditationes  in  S'ti  Johan^ 
Evangeliu'  editse  observationes  in  omnes  testa  |  -mentorum 
tarn  veteris  quaw  novi  Ubros  &  Diatribe  |  in  Sacramentum 
csene  Domini  manu  sua  |  scriptse  &  posteritati  reservatse  in 
perpetuum  testabuntur  hisce  rehus  &  annis  circiter  |  sexaginta 
transactis  fide  in  Christum  constanti  &  charitate  erga  proximos 
inviolabili  placide  in  Domino  obdormiens  spiritu'  Deo  Patri 
spirituum  corpus  terras  matri  |  in  die  Resurrectionis  magno  cum 
incremento  recepturus  commendavit  13  Julii  An'  D'ni  1629. 

On  the  eastern  and  western  fronts  of  the  tomb  is  a  shield  bearing 
the  arms  of  Pelham  impaling  Willoughby  with  the  crests  of  both. 

[See  also  Surtees  Society,  liv,  Diary  of  A.  de  la  Pryme,  156-7, 
160-1.] 

(MS  vi,  126-130.) 

prant  Prougfjton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Broughton,  9  August  1833 — 

A  black  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  with  these 
arms  above — Argent,  two  dolphins  hauriant  embowed  proper, 
chained  or  [Colston].  And  below  the  inscription  the  same  arms 
impahng — .  .  .  ,  on  a  bend  three  leaves  .  .  .  (no  colours)  (R)  : 
M.S.  I  amicissimo  indulgentissimo  viro  Thomae  |  Colstono 
immatura  nimium  morte  rapto  |  Hoc  tristissimi  amoris  et 
obsequi  |  monumentum  marito  chariss  :  |  patri  que  pientiss. 
uxor  I  Jiberique  cum  lachrymis  |  posuit  |  Vixit  annos  44 
obiit  A°  a  Christo  nato  Millesimo  |  Sexcentesimo  quinqua- 
gesimo  septimo  |  septima  die  Decembr.  |  Truth  needs  not 
vaniish  neither  can  we  frame  |  A  statelier  figure  for  thee  then 
thy  name  |  For  hee  that  Colston  truly  accents  sayes  |  As 
much  as  verse  can  sound  as  art  can  raise  |  He  that  would  write 
thine  epitaph  indeed  |  Must  take  the  volume  of  thy  life 
indeed  |  How  virtue  had  its  seeds  time,  how  it  grew  |  How  all 
was  water 'd  sweetly  by  Heaven's  dew  |  What  a  rich  crop  of 
goodness  thou  didst  bear  |  Amidst  thy  family  and  friends  so 


BRANT   BROUGHTON  61 

deare  |  Must  know  the  joyes  of  thy  chaste  nuptial  bed  |  The 
comforts  issuing  from  two  sons  wed  |  How  thy  indulgent 
eye  and  prudent  care  |  Taught  even  at  once  thy  children 
love  and  care  |  How  just  commands  mixed  with  perswasions 
mild  I  Each  servant  made  pay  duty  like  a  child  |  Thy  peace 
within  and  they  noe  wars  without  j  Thy  wise  resolves  to 
every  neighbours  doubt  |  How  thou  could'st  take  up  jarrs, 
make  men  agree  |  In  this  rough  age  without  the  law  or  fee  | 
Then  in  the  rich  perfume  of  thine  own  praise  |  Embalm 'd 
thoult  lye,  we  shall  not  need  to  raise  |  Trophies  the  vast 
expenses  of  vain  wealth.  |  Thy  worth  will  be  best  monument 
to  thyself.  |  Sic  amicitise  cultorem  aequissimum  defuncti 
maerens  vere  |  et  sine  fuco  gratitudinis  ergo  prosecutus  est. 
G.  H. 

An  oval  grey  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  these  arms  over 
in  brass — Ermine,  on  a  fesse  3  mullets  [or]  [Lister]  : 

Near  this  place  |  lie  the  remains  of  |  Mathew  Lister  |  late  of 
Burwell  Park  |  in  this  County  Esq.  |  He  died  on  the  15  day 
of  Jan.  1786,  |  aged  80  years.  |  Years  following  years  steal 
something  every  day  |  At  last  they  steal  us  from  ourselves 
away. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  a  grey  marble  tablet  over  the  south  door  : 
In  memory  of  |  John  Harrison  |  who  died  July  1,  1811,  |  aged 
68  years.  |  Also  of  |  Mary  his  wife  |  who  died  March  1,  1793,  | 
aged  36  years.  |  And  of  |  George  their  son  |  who  died  November 
20,  1798,  I  aged  11  years. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  more  to  the  west  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  interred  the  remains  of  |  Richard 
Robinson  |  who  died  15  Oct.  1811,  \  aged  71  years.  |  Also  | 
the  remains  of  |  Mary  Robinson  his  wife  |  who  died  the  2<^ 
of  Feb.  I   1789  |  aged  44  years. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  (D)  : 

Mr  Robert  Cummin  |  died  May  the  9*^,  |  1796,  |  aged  79 
years. 

Another  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  (R)  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  body  of  |  Mathew  Thomas  Lister, 
son  of  Mathew  Lister,  Esq.,  |  and  Mary  his  wife  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  October  15,  1787,  aged  18  |  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  in  two  columns  rather  rubbed  (D)  : 
Here  lieth  interred  the  body  |  of  George  Harrison,  Gent.,   [ 
who  departed  this  life   |  the   1^*  day  of  .  .  .   177  .  ,   |  aged 
81  years. 
Here  also  lies   interred  the  |  body  of  Eleanor  the  wife   |  of 

Harrison  Gent.   |    She  departed  this  life   j  the  .  .  1 

day  of  Nov.  1782,  |  aged  .  .  7  years. 


62  BRANT   BROUGHTON 

On  another  more  to  the  east  (D) : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Robert  Eastland,  Gent.  He  |  died 
Nov.  the  3,  MDCCL  .  .  .  .  ,  aged  .  .  .  years. 

This  church  has  been  fully  described  in  the  Gentleman's  Magazine, 
1804,  part  i,  p.  105,  but  the  chancel  has  been  lately  repaired 
and  has  the  arms  being  those  of  the  Rector  over  the  door — Argent, 
a  canton  sable,  and  a  crescent  for  difference  [Sutton].  Crest — a 
griffin's  head.  Motto — Tout  jour  Prest.  In  the  village  is  a  curious 
old  House  of  a  square  plan  with  mullioned  windows.     Over  the 

G 
door  this  W    A 

1658 

In  Harl.  MSS.  1233,  folios  107-8,  is  this  note  which,  as  it  differs 
from  the  epitaph  as  given  in  6829,  I  here  insert : 

In  y*  Quier  at  Brent  Broughton  is  written  on  a  flat  grave- 
stone this  :  Orate  pro  anima  Johannis  Thorold  utriusque 
Juris  baccalaurei  quondam  Canonici  Collegii  de  Southwell 
qui  obiit  Anno  1468,  29  Septembris.  The  scucheons  about 
the  stone  are  all  gone.     This  was  2  Henry  VII. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  \,  226-8  ;    G.M.,  1804,  part  i,   105.] 

(MS  iii,  235-240.) 

iiurton  Coggles; 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  26  July  1833 — 

On  a  monument  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel,  the  inscription 
on  a  black  stone  with  these  arms  over — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th, 
Gules,  two  helmets  in  chief,  and  a  garb  in  base  or  [Cholmeley]  ; 
2nd,  Lozengy  and  a  fesse  sable,  fretty  or  [?  Cheney] ;  3rd,  Or, 
three  cocks  sable  (R)  : 

Robertus  Cholmeleius  ex  veteri  |  et  honesta  |  CholmeUorum 

familia  j  profectus  ordinis  armigeri,  vir  in  |  rebus  agendis  dum 

viveret  acer  |  et  industrius,  in  proficienda  Re-  |  ligione  vere 

Christianus,  conci-  |  onatorum  divinique  Verbi  interpre-  ( turn 

studiosissimus,  et  sane  per-  |  hospitaUs  in  hoc  tumulo  humatus  | 

est  qui  uti  pie  juste  et  per-  |  quam  honeste  vixit  inter  suos  | 

ita   sanctissime   fidelissimeque    |    maxima   amicorum   corona 

vitam   I  cum   morte   cowmutavit,    4°  Idus  Junios  AP  \  D'ni 

1590,  aetatis  sexagesimo  quinto. 

Underneath  is  the  figure  of  a  man  in  a  long  robe,  and  two  shields, 

each  bearing  the  same  quarterings  of  Cholmeley  as  those  above, 

all  in  brass. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  on  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  ; 
Sacred  \  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev<i  John  Cholmeley  |  second 
son  of  I  the  late  Montagu  Cholmeley,  Esq.,  of  Easton,  j  and 
3  years  &  7  months  rector  |  of  this  place,  where  he  will  long 


BURTON  GOGGLES  63 

be  remembered  •  with  gratitude  and  affection  |  as  the  faithful 
pastor  of  the  flock  committed  to  his  care.  |  His  ministry  was 
short,  Hke  a  warning  voice  it  was  heard,  |  it  is  gone,  |  be  ye 
also  ready.  |  He  died  on  the  4  of  November  1814,  I  aged  41,  \ 
and  left  a  widow,  one  son  &  two  daughters  |  to  lament  his 
loss.  I  '  Blessed  are  the  dead  who  die  in  the  Lord,  j  for  they 
rest  from  their  labours.' 

There  are  brasses  fixed  in  the  wall,  under  the  south  window  of  the 
chancel,  of  a  knight  and  his  lady,  their  hands  clasped  as  if  in  prayer, 
and  between  them  a  shield  of  the  four  quarterings  of  Cholmeley, 
impaling —  ...  on  a  saltier  engrailed,  five  roundles  .  .  .  ,  between 
four  lions  passant  [Lacy]  (R). 

A  white  marble  slab  in  the  floor  of  the  chancel  of  a  lozenge  shape 

(D): 

Augustus  Fredericus  |  filius  |  Francisci  et  Sarse  Randolph  | 
obiit  Febarii  die  20™^  |  An.  Dom.  1818,  |  mensem  agens 
quii-^mum_ 

In  the  chancel  are  the  effigies  in  stone  of  two  knights  in  mail,  and 
cross-legged,  but  the  bottom  of  the  legs  are  broken  off.  One  of 
them  is  with  hands  clasped  and  in  the  attitude  of  prayer  ;  the 
other  is  drawing  his  sword  and  bears  a  shield  (R). 

On  a  monument  in  the  south  aisle,  of  white  and  grey  marble,  with 

an  um  over  (R)  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Hopkinson,  Esq.,  j  who  died 
Sept.  the  16,  1777,  |  aged  50  years,  |  and  |  Mary  Hopkinson 
his  wife,  {  who  died  Dec.  the  27,  1785,  |  aged  64  years.  |  Their 
remains  are  deposited  |  under  the  two  adjoining  gravestones  | 
beneath  this  tablet,  which  is  here  |  erected  as  the  last  tribut€! 
of  I  filial  affection  and  gratitude. 

There  is  a  wooden  tablet  which  commemorates  that  John  Speight 
by  his  last  will,  dated  20  July  1734,  gave  certain  lands  for  instructing 
the  poor  (D). 

A  black  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall,  north  of  the 
altar  ;  arms  above — two  shields  ;  1st,  Azure,  three  crosslets  fiche 
or ;  impaling — Gules,  a  fess  ermine,  between  three  suns  [Watson] ; 
2nd,  Azure,  three  crosslets  or ;  impaling — Azure,  a  man's  leg 
couped  at  the  thigh  armed  or,  between  two  lances  argent,  their 
points  or  [Gilbert]  : 

Elizabetha  |  optima  charissimaque  conjux  |  Johannis  Adam- 
son  I  hujus  ecclesise  rectoris  |  multiplici  morbo  ohm  vexata  | 
fracta  tandem  non  victa  |  magnum  reliquit  sui  desiderium  | 
Majus  pietatis  exemplum  |  exultans,  obiit  28°  die  Martii  j 
1692  I  H.S.E.  I  (Etiam)  |  Johannes  Adamson  A.M.  I  hujus 
ecclesise  per  xlix  amios  rector  |  pius  ot  benetious     obiit  a.d. 


64  BURTON  GOGGLES 

MDCCXvni  I  set.  suae  Lxxni.  |  Katharina  demum  |  xxv  annos 
totos  viro  8U0  superstes  |  jamque  plusquam  tres  annos  octo- 
genaria  |  aevi  matura  jamdudum  caelosque  anhelans  |  In  pace 
moritur  iv  Idd'  Mali  mdccxliu,  |  Katherina  Adamson  |  filia 
Johannis  Adamson  a.m.  |  hujus  ecclesiae  rectoris  |  obiit  12 
Aug.  Anno  Dom.  1772,  i  setatis  suae  78. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  very  much  rubbed  (D)  : 

Elizabeth  Aiscough  j  wife  of  William  |  Aiscough  |  departed 
this  life  I  Novemb.  25,  1632. 

On  a  stone  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Gulielmi  |  Johannis  Hopkinson  et  Luciae  )  olim  uxoris  ejus 
dilectissimae  filii  |  M.S.  ]  Qui  annos  viginti  tres  natus  in  eo 
jam  erat  |  Ut  pater  in  multis  rebus  agendis  socius  consilio  i 
rumq:  adjutor  fieret  |  Cum  eheu  duram  rerum  |  humanarum 
vicem  !  |  ingens  ille  ei  Decus  et  prope  |  Animi  solatium  si  superstes 
erat  protinus  febre  |  derepente  sseva  correptus  est  qui  paucos  | 
intra  dies  in  ipso  proh  dolor  !  flore  interiit  |  quorum  huic 
spei  summa  adolescenti  |  contigit  honestas  .  Vultus  ut  sua 
gratia  |  exomatus  ita  simplex  plane  et  placidus  |  Et  ingenuus 
sine  contentione  vox  |  suavis  non  languens  neque  canora  j 
ingenium  felix  mira  virtutis  indoles  |  et  virilis  prorsus  animi 
constantia  cum  |  singulari  mo  rum  suavitate  conjuncta  \ 
quidque  primse  aetatis  qua  commendatio  |  esse  videatur  summa 
insuper  accessit  |  verecundia  caeterarum  virtutum  |  Gustos 
comes  omamentum. 

Mater  ^  f  Oct.  16°  1717o 

obiit 
Filius  J  [  April  6°  1737o 

Reliquiae  utriusque  infra  sitae  sunt  |  ad  soli  subjectse 
umbilicum. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave,  two  aisles,  and  a  chancel.  The 
nave  and  aisles  are  supported  on  three  pointed  arches  with  plain 
columns.  From  the  chancel  to  the  nave  the  arch  is  also  pointed, 
and  there  is  a  screen  (D).     A  tower  with  a  spire  at  the  west  end. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  248  ;  Jeans  15.] 

(MS  ii,  201-208.) 

JBurton  bp  ILincoIn 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Burton,  5  August  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  communion  rails  (R)  : 

Christopher  Randes  Esq.  y^  Sonne  of  |  Tho^  y*  eldest  sonn 
of  Hen.  Hol»  |  bech  aUas  Randes,  d.d.,  Bpp  of  Roch-  |  ester  & 
Lincoln,  Reg.   Hen.   8,  |  leaving  y*  hopeful  progenny  |  of  5 


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BURTON   BY  LINCOLN  66 

sonnes  &  3  daughters  by  |  his  virtuous  wives  Faith  Dighton  [ 
&  Katherine  Moundeford,  Feb.  y^  4,  Anno  |  D 'ni  1639.  Fell 
asleep  in  y^  Lord  |  aetatis  suae  66. 

On  a  flat  stone,  an  inscription  partly  round  the  rim  and  partly 
extending  into  the  centre  of  the  stone  on  a  label,  the  characters 
in  good  preservation,  but  one  end  is  hid  under  the  altar  step.  It 
differs,  as  will  be  seen,  from  HoUis'  copy  : 

Hie  jacet  Robertus  Suttun  armiger  nuper  maritus  d'nae 
Margarete  filie  Edwardi  Suttun  militis  domini  .  .  .  relicta  Joh'is 
Gray  militis  d'ni  Powys,  qui  quidem  Robertus  obiit  xxv  die 
Novembris,  Anno  d'ni  m°.  d^  xlvo  quorum  ammabus  pro- 
picietur  Deus  amew. 

Four  shields.  The  first — Quarterly,  1st,  [Or],  on  a  chevron  gules 
3  crescents  [argent],  between  three  annulets  [gules]  [Sutton]  ;  2nd, 
chevron  between  three  garbs  [Sheffield]  ;  3rd,  three  boars'  heads 
couped  ;  4th,  [Argent],  fretty  [gules]  [Boys].  The  second  shield  is 
the  arms  of  Sutton  above,  and  the  boars'  heads  below  ;  impaling — 
Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  [Or],  a  Hon  rampant  [vert]  [Sutton]  ;  2nd, 
Quarterly,  (1  and  4),  two  lions  ;  (2  and  3),  a  crosslet ;  3rd,  Quarterly, 
(1  and  4) ;     (2  and  3),  a  saltier. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  handsome  monument 
of  black  and  white  marble.  In  a  recess  kneel  the  figures  of  a  man 
in  armour,  save  the  head,  and  his  lady  opposite,  before  an  altar 
on  which  are  books.  Behind  him  are  the  figures  of  four  sons  and 
behind  her  four  daughters.  On  the  ground  in  the  front  of  the 
altar  is  an  infant.  Over  the  man  and  over  two  of  the  daughters 
is  a  scull.  Above  his  head  are  these  arms — Azure,  on  a  chevron 
or  three  roses  gules  [Rands]  ;  impaling — three  fleur  de  Us  [Mounde- 
ford]. Over  her,  five  fleur  de  lis  [for  Moundeford].  At  the 
top  are  the  arms — Azure,  on  a  chevron  or  three  roses  gules 
[Rands],  between  two  pyramids  of  blue  marble. 
Below  this  in  two  columns  are  the  following  lines  : 

Tu  quisquis  fueris  dives  sapiens  generosus  |  Sis  patiens  clemens 
sis  Uberalis  amans  |  Dona  tot  hoc  uno  tumulo  sunt  clausa 
viator.  |  Ara  fuit  miseris  area  et  aperta  bonis  |  Quid  tua 
deliquit  pietas  non  conscia  culpae  |  Hoc  nisi  culpa  fuit  te 
potuisse  mori. 
In  the  second  column  : 

En  quam  terra  sinu  defunctum  laeta  recepit  j  et  tumet  adventu 
facta  superba  suo  |  Tu  Rosa  Christe  Rosis  ciypeo  nil  aptius 
Umam  |  Christopheri  suavem  nomen  honosque  dabunt.  | 
Friend  I  desire  noe  needless  Prayers  of  thee  |  But  prayse 
God  for  his  Saints  and  soe  doe  wee. 
Below  the  figures  is  this  : 

To  the  pretious  memory  of  hir  dearest  husband.  |  Neare  imto 
rest  the  bodj^s  of  Christofer  Randes  Esq.  &  Katheren  his   [ 


66  BURTON  BY  LINCOLN 

wife,  daughter  of  Tho  :  Moundeford  of  Lon,  D'"  i.i  Phy:,  by 
whom  he  had  |  issue  5  sonnes,  Tho  :,  X'ofer,  Mouiideford, 
Hen :,  John  :    &  3  daughters  Mary,  |  Briget,  &  EHzabath. 

(  X'ofer.      1  ( 

The  said  departed     Feb.  4,  A^  D'ni  1639. 

[  Kather.    J  [ 

This  church  is  small  but  neat.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel 
which  are  modem,  and  a  tower  at  the  west  end  which  is  antient. 
At  the  east  window  are  the  Royal  arms,  and  those  of  Lord  Monson 
with  the  badge  of  the  moon  and  the  sun  in  painted  glass. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  117.] 

(MS  i,  213-215.) 

Purton  $etU)arbme 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  15  August  1836 — This  church  consists 
of  a  small  modern  nave  and  tower,  in  length  about  twenty  paces, 
and  on  the  north  side  of  the  nave,  at  the  west  end,  a  small  transept 
or  chapel  with  two  Decorated  windows  and  ornamented  buttresses 
of  the  same  style.  One  window  is  now  blocked  up.  There  are  the 
remains  of  an  arch  in  the  west  waU  of  the  chapel.  The  font  is  a 
plain  round  one,  on  a  tall  pillar.  There  are  several  old  stones 
with  crosses  cut  on  them  on  the  floor  of  the  nave. 

Against  the  south  wall  of  the  small  chapel  is  a  very  fine  monument 
of  black  and  white  marble,  consistmg  of  two  arched  recesses  orna- 
mented with  rosettes  etc.,  and  flanked  by  two  black  Corinthian 
pillars  with  gilt  capitals,  and  surmounted  with  a  pediment  bearing 
this  shield  of  arms  which  is  so  much  effaced  by  damp  as  to  be 
scarcely  discerned — Quarterly  of  six,  Ist,  [Azure,  a  pair  of  barnacles 
or.  Horseman]  ;  2nd,  Or,  a  cross  vert  [Hussey] ;  3rd,  Argent,  a 
bend  wavy,  cottised  sable  [Nesfield]  ;  4th,  Barry  of  six  ermine 
and  gules  [Hussey]  ;  5th,  Per  pale  chevronnee,  argent  and  gules 
[Say]  ;  6th,  Gules,  four  fusils  in  fesse,  argent  [for  Cheney]. 
Crest — On  a  torce  or  and  argent,  a  horse's  head.  On  the 
monument  is  the  recumbent  alabaster  figure  of  a  knight  in 
plate  armour.  His  head  is  bare  and  rests  on  a  pillow.  His  arms 
are  raised  in  prayer,  but  the  figure  is  dreadfully  mutilated,  and 
the  whole  monument  has  suffered  so  much  from  the  ravages  of 
the  damp,  that  it  seems  in  a  fair  way  of  being  totally  destroyed. 
There  are  some  remains  of  armour  placed  on  the  tomb.  On  a 
black  marble  slab  in  the  first  recess  is  the  following  inscription  in 
capitals  : 

Memoriae  sacrum  |  Thomas  Horsemanus,  Eques  Auratus, 
Thomse  Horsemani  |  Armigeri  quondam  domini  hujus  Manerii 
et  Elizabe-  |  tse  unius  filiarum  et  cohaeredum  Roberti  Husei  | 
militis,  filius  et  haeres,  |  ab  ineunte  adolescentia  |  liberaliter 
institutus  a  latere  fuit  omatissimo   I  viro  Gulielmo  Baroni 


BURTON   PEDWARDINE  67 

de  Burghley  summo  Anglise  |  Thesaurario,  postea  in 
Famulitium  Reginse  |  Elizabethse  adscriptus  per  40  annos 
Serenis-  |  simse  Reginae  ministravit  et  praegustatoris  |  Munere 
perfunctus  fuit. 

On  a  similar  tablet  in  the  other  recess  : 

Vir  summa  fide  eximia  constantia  Morumque  |  probitate 
insignis  xxvi  die  Novembris  Anno  |  Domini  1610  ab  hac  luce 
migravit  planus  |  dierum  atque  cum  in  Corpore  per  74  annos  | 
tanquam  migraturus  habitasset  .  |  Hujus  memorise  |  Thomas 
Horseman  Armiger  eius  e  |  fratre  Nepos  et  haeres  hoc  |  Monu- 
mentum  charissimae  |  pietatis  ergo  dicavit. 

A  stone  on  the  floor  near  the  monument,  having  had  the  figures 
of  a  man  and  woman  in  brass.  The  man  is  gone,  but  appears  to 
have  been  dressed  in  a  cloak.  The  woman  remains  in  the  dress  of 
Charles  I's  time,  having  a  veil.  The  following  inscription  is  on  a 
brass  plate  below  the  figures  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  body  of  Thomas  Horsman  |  Esq*"  who 
was  Lord  of  this  Towne,  he  tooke  to  |  wife  Mary  the  daughter 
of  John  Tredway  of  Easton  |  in  Northamptonshire.  He 
departed  this  life  the  2'^  of  |  Aprille  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord 
1631,  whose  wife  |  in  her  pious  memorie  erected  this 
memoriall. 

Under  a  low  arch  in  the  north  wall  of  the  chapel  is  a  tomb,  a  little 
raised  from  the  ground,  which  has  a  bust  in  brass  and  two  shields, 
now  all  gone,  and  this  inscription  cut  round  the  verge  now  much 
mutilated.     What  remains  appears  to  be  : 

Dame  Alice  de  Pettewardjm  gist  icy  |  File  de  |  Longchampe 

S.  Henri.  |  Deu  de  Sa  alme  eyt  merci. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  with  these  arms  cut  over — .  ...  a 
saltier  [Yorke],  impaling — .  .  .  a  bend  ....  between  three  garbs 
.  .  .  Crest — An  esquire's  helmet  and  torce  .  .  .  and  ....  a 
horse's  head  erazed  .  .  .  (R) : 

Wilhelmus  Yorke  Arm  :  |  Filius  Wilhelmi  Yorke  de  Lessing- 
ham  Equitis  |  obiit  2^°  die  Januarii  |  Anno  1725. 

Another  stone  more  to  the  east  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Joseph  son  of  Thomas  Smith  |  and 
Anne  his  wife  interred  |  Jan.  the  30,  1696,  aged  16  years,  | 
and  by  him  lieth  Ann  Tho.,  Tho.,  |  and  Thorold  Smith,  sonnes  | 
and  daughter  of  Thomas  Smith  |  and  Anne  liis  wife. 

On  an  old  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last  in  the  old  character  much 
effaced,  what  remains  appears  to  be  (D)  : 

>ii  Hie   jacet  .  .  .  .   |  Walteri  de I   q:  obiit  xi  die 

m I  Mccccxxvn  cui 

On  another  fragment  of  stone  : 

.  .  ptember  y«  30,  17 


68  BURTON  PEDWARDINE 

On  a  stone  let  into  the  wall  high  up  on  the  north  side  of  the  tower 

arch,  almost  obliterated  by  whitewash  (D)  : 

Near  this  place  lieth  Anne  |  wife  of  Thomas  Smith,  the  dau*"  | 
of  M^  Joseph  Thorold  of  Boston,  |  and  by  her  3  children  and  | 
grandchildren  .  .  .  .   |  sisters  aged  ....  years. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  211-12  :    Jeans,   15-16  ;    Trollope,  Sleaford 
349-52.] 

(MS  vii,  211-215.) 

JBurttJell 

Notes   taken   in  the  church,    19  August    1835 — This   church  is 

prettily  situated  on  the  side  of  a  hill  and  clothed  with  ivy  on  the 

outside.     It  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel  separated  by  a  Norman 

arch  ornamented  with  the  chevron  moulding,  and  a  tower  at  the 

west   end.     The   chancel  is   on   much   higher  ground  ;     therefore 

there  is  a  gradual  ascent  from  the  west.     The  upper  half  of  the 

tower  is  brick  ;     on  the  south  of  the  altar  is  a  water  drain,^  and 

on  the  north  a  large  carved  bracket  in  the  east  wall. 

Against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  handsome  black  marble 

monument,  flanked  by  two  Doric  pillars.     The  arms  over — Sable, 

a    bend^    between    six    billets,    argent    [Alington,    of    Swinhope], 

impaling — Ermine  on  a  fesse  sable,  three  mullets  or   [Lister,   of 

Burwell].     The  crest  is  gone.    Inscription  on  a  black  slab  in  italics  : 

M.S.    I   Under  this  monument   |   lyeth  interr'd  the  body  of 

Hugh  I  Alington^  of  Stanigott  in  the  |  county  of  Lincoln  Esq. 

ye  son  and  |  heir  of  Henry  Alington  Esq.  |  descended  from  ye 

family    of    ye  |  AHngtons    of    Horseth    in    ye    county    of  | 

Cambridge  who  had  to  wife  in  second  j  marriage  Jane  the 

daughter  of  S'"  |  Martin  Lister  late  of  this  place  kt  1  by  whom 

he  had  issue  Hugh  and  Barbara.  |  Hugh  died  young  in  ye 

life  time  of  his  |  father  and  lyeth  here  also  interr'd  |  Obiit 

Juiiii  3°  Anno  Dom.  1674  |  ^tatis  suae  39. 

On  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  handsome  white  and  grey 
marble  monument  with  these  arms — Ermine,  on  a  fess  sable  three 
mullets  or  [Lister]  ;  on  an  escocheon — Or,  on  a  bend  between  six 
cross  crosslets  sable  three  garbs  of  the  field  [Bancroft]  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mathew  Dymoke  Lister  Esq.  |  who  died 
February  the  9,  1772,  aged  39  years,  |  and  of  Lydia,  |  only 
child  of  Joseph  Bancroft,  merchant  of  Manchester,  |  and 
widow  of  the  above  Mathew  Dymoke  Lister,  |  by  whom  she 
had  issue,  Mathew  Bancroft,  |  John  Joseph,  and  Lydia 
Boughton,  I  who  died  April  the  28,  1792,  aged  49  years.  | 
Also  of  Grace  |  widow  of  Sir  Edward  Boughton,  Bart  |  of 
Lawford  in  the  county  of  Warwick,  |  wife  of  Mathew  Lister, 
Esq.,  I  and  mother  of  the  above  Mathew  Dymoke  Lister,  | 
who  died  in  February  1779,  aged  77  years.  |  The  above  were 
buried  in  the  vault  underneath.  |  Also  in  memory  of  Mathew 


BURWELL  69 

Lister,  Esq.,  |  who  died  Jan  15,  1786,  aged  79  years  and  9 
months,  |  and  was  buried  at  Brant  Broughton  in  the  county 
of  Nottingham  [sic].  |  This  marble  is  erected  by  their  descend- 
ant, I  not  for  the  purpose  of  drawing  forth  their  merits  or  of 
recording  |  their  virtue,  but  as  an  humble  and  grateful  tribute 
of  I  affection  to  their  memory. 

A  small  marble  tablet  to  the  east  of  the  last  in  capitals  : 

In  memory  of  |  Charles  James  |  second  son  of  Mathew  Ban- 
croft I  and  Sophia  Lister,  |  who  died  at  GuiKord  April  14, 
1808,  I  aged  9  months,  j  and  was  buried  in  the  vault  of  John 
Martyr,  Esq.,  |  of  that  place. 

An  old  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  partly  hid  by  the  steps  to  the  altar, 
the  inscription  round  the  edge  in  old  character  (D)  : 

[D'nus  Will's  Copejman  quondam  vicarius  istius  ecclesie,  qui 

obiit anno    D'ni    mcccclxxxxiiij  cuius    anime 

propicietur  [Deus.  Amen]. 
At  the  west  end  of  the  nave  are  flat  stones  to  the  memory  of  : 
Ann  Kent  died  8  July  1817,  set.  67. 
John  Kent  died  16  Nov.  1808,  set.  72. 
Ehzabeth  wife  of  John  Kent  died  17  June  1769,  set.  21. 
Outside  the  church  close  under  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  is  an 
altar  tomb  covered  with   a   black  slab,   these   arms   cut  on   it — 
.  .  .  .  ,  three  pallets  .  .  .  ,  over  all  a  bend  .  .  .  [for  Barkham]. 
Crest — Two  arms  couped  at  elbow,  holding  a  sheaf  of  arrows  ;   this 
inscription  below  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  Robert  Barkham,   |  Esq.,  second  son 
to  Sir  Rob*  Barkliam  |  of  Totenham  High  Cross  in  y®  county  | 
of  IVIiddlesex,  kt,  married  Frances   |  second  daughter  of  Sir 
Martin  Lister  |  of  Burwell  in  y®  county  of  Lincoln,   |  kt,  & 
had   issue   Frances,    Susanna,   Mary,    |    Robert,   Edward,    & 
Michael,  dyed  y^  |  19  of  May  1691,  aged  47. 
There  are  stones  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  to  : 
Martha  Wainwright  died  6  March  1780,  set.  94. 
Thomas  Elvidge  died  31  Jan.  1780,  aged  65. 
Mr  James  Ashby  buried  8  April  1769,  set.  74. 
Elizabeth  his  wife  died  Aug.  28,  17  .  .  . 

The  font  is  octagonal,  pannelled  with  shields  in  quartrefoyles.     The 
following  inscription  is  round  the  base  in  old  character  in  two  lines  : 
Orate  pro   animabus   Thome    Fitz William,  et  Margarete  ux* 
eius  qui  hunc  fontem  fieri  fecerunt  A^  D'ni  MCCCC*LXVin. 
[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  x,  202.]  ^^^  ^    183-187  ) 

Notes 
*  This  is  a  double  piscina.     ^  The  bend  should  be  engrailed.    ^  For 
Hugh  Alington,  see  Maddison,  i,  7.     ^  This  part  of  the  date  is  rather 
doubtful  as  the  stone  has  been  damaged,  but  the  stjde  of  the  font 
renders  it  probable  that  it  was  the  fifteenth  century. 


70  CASTLE   BYTHAM 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  16  July,  1834 — This  church  consists 
of  a  nave  and  north  aisle  divided  by  three  pointed  arches,  a  chancel, 
north  transept,  and  tower  at  the  west  end.  At  the  end  of  the 
transept  is  an  early  English  lancet  window  of  three  hghts.  It 
has  a  north  porch,  and  in  the  church  are  some  remains  of  old  pewing, 
but  it  is  generally  removed,  the  church  having  been  newly  pewed. 
The  chancel  is  large,  and  on  the  north  side  is  an  altar-tomb  under 
a  very  large  and  beautiful  ogee  quatrefoiled  arch  ornamented 
with  the  ball  in  hollow  moulding,  with  a  fine  crocketed  canopy 
surmounted  by  a  very  handsome  finial.  The  font  is  adorned  with 
niches  in  tref oiled  ogee  arches  divided  by  pinnacles.  There  is 
neither  figure  nor  inscription  remaining  : 
A  white  marble  tablet  north  of  the  altar  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Hon*^'®  WiUiam  Moore  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  Nov^  20,  1810,  |  aged  72  years. 

A  flat  stone  below  commemorates  the  same. 

A  neat  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel, 

the  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Lucy  wife  of  Walter  Larkham, 
Esq.,  Surgeon,  |  and  6*^  daughter  of  Henry  Hopkinson,  Esq.,  | 
who  died  in  London  of  malignant  cholera,  6  August  1832,  j 
aged  29  years  |  and  in  the  7th  month  of  her  marriage.  |  This 
tablet  was  erected  by  her  husband  |  in  this  place  for  the 
more  durable  record  of  his  affection  |  amidst  her  new  and 
attached  relatives.  |  Her  remains  are  deposited  in  the  vault 
of  St  John's  church,  |  Waterloo  Road,  Lambeth,  Surrey. 

A  tablet  of  stone  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  William  Hopkinson  |  who  died 
the  14  of  July  |  1793,  |  aged  62  years.  |  Also  |  Elizabeth  rehct 
of  I  WiUiam  Hopkinson  |  who  died  23  April  1817,  |  aged  86 
years. 

A  similar  one  collateral  to  the  west : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Mary  Eliz*^  wife  of  |  Henry  Hopkinson, 
Esq.,  I  who  died  |  the  10  day  of  Oct.  1810,  |  aged  48  years.  | 
Also  two  of  their  children,  |  Henry  and  Elizabeth.  |  Her 
children  rise  up  and  call  her  |  blessed.  Her  husband  and  he  | 
praiseth  her. 

Another  more  to  the  west  collateral : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Henry  Hopkinson,  Esq.,  |  only 
son  of  WiUiam  Hopkinson  |  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  July  the  17,  1825,  |  in  the  71  year  of  his 
age.  I  He  served  the  office  of  |  High  Sheriff  in  the  county 
of  I  Lincoln  in  the  year  1799.  |  This  monument  of  their  affec- 
tion I  was  erected  by  his  seven  surviving  |  daughters. 


I 


CASTLE  BYTHAM  71 

In  the  chancel  are  flat  stones  to  the  memory  of  : 
John  Tennant,  died  31  Oct.   1820,  set.  30. 
Richard  Green,  gent.,  died  Sept.  7,   1790,  aet.  65. 
John  Dawkines,  gent.,  died  Feb.  9,  1812,  aet.  53. 

On  a  black  tablet  with  an  obelisk  over  against  the  wall  north  of  the 

arch  to  the  chancel  in  two  columns  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  William  Exton  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  January  15,  1789,  |  in  the  59*^  year  |  of  his  age. 
Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Sarah  wife  of  |  William  Exton  | 
who  died  Sep.  11,  1807,  |  in  the  69  year  |  of  her  age. 
In  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  daughter  of  the  above  |  Will™  and 
Sarah  Exton,  |  who  died  |  Aug.  24,  1819,  |  aged  55  years. 

On  a  neat  grey  and  white  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall 

of  the  nave  with  an  urn  above  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Coverley,  gent.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  Feb.  26,  1816,  j  aged  57  years.  |  Also  to  the  grateful 
remembrance  of  his  |  dearly  beloved  parents.  |  John  Coverley 
his  father  |  died  Jany  26,  1787,  aged  77  years.  |  Jane  Coverley 
his  mother,  |  died  Jan^  4,  1815,  aged  84  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  in  capitals  much  rubbed  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Thomas  Wil  .  .  .  .  ,  |  Gentl  .  .  .  .  , 

died  I  the  ...  .  day  of  |  March 7 |  His 

age 

On  a  flat  stone  more  west  (D)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Alice  relict  of  |  James  Wildman  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  September  6,  1818,  |  in  the  74  year  of 
her  I  age. 

On  another  : 

In  memory  of  |  Jarvis  Wildman  j  who  died  Feb.  29,  1812,  | 
aged  81  years. 

Other  flat  stones  in  the  nave  to  the  memory  of  : 

Mary   wife   of   Sam^  Christ^   Hardy  of  Austen   Lodge   com. 

Leicest.,  died  Oct.   17,  1804,  aged  23. 
George  Hurst,  died  Sept.   12,  1783. 
Francis  Derry,  died  1  Feby  1806,  aged  78. 
Mary  his  wife  died  Feb.  4,  1803,  aetat.  68. 

Two  wooden  tablets  against  the  wall  of  the  nave  record  the  following 
charitable  donations  to  the  poor  of  this  place  (D)  : 

1716,  Mrs  Lydia  Lee  of  Stamford  left  20  shillmgs  to  the  poor 
annually  on  St  Thomas  day,  out  of  lands  in  Market  Overton, 
CO.  Rutl.,  and  10  to  the  Minister  at  Castle  Bytham  to  preach 
a  sermon  for  her  on  the  2'^  Sunday  in  every  November. 
1720,  Mrs  Hannah  Mills  wife  of  William^  Mills  of  Exton, 
gent.,  left  the  interest  of  £10  to  be  paid  to  the  poor  on  St 
Thomas  day. 


72  CASTLE   BYTHAM 

1733,  Nicholas  Mills  of  Castle  Bytham,  gent.,  left  the  interest 

of  £10  to  be  paid  on  St  Nicholas  day  annually. 

April  18,  1783,  MJ  Robert  Hurst  left  £50,  the  interest  to  be 

paid  to  the  poor  annually. 

Endymion  Canninge  of  Brooke,  co.  Rutland,  Esq.,  gave  the 

interest  of  £10  to  be  paid  annually. 

John  Cade  of  Castle  Bytham  gave  the  interest  of  £10  to  be 

given  annually  to  the  poor  in  bread. 

[See  also  Wild,  The  History  of  Castle  Bytham.  97-100.] 

(MS  V,  43-50.) 

Hittle  Pptljam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Bytham  Parva,  16  July,  1834 — 
This  church  is  curious.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and  south  aisle  divided 
by  round  arches  resting  on  plain  columns  with  nail-head  moulding, 
a  chancel,  south  porch,  and  tower  of  Norman  character  at  the  west 
end,  with  a  Decorated  (late)  spire  with  windows.  The  cornice  of 
the  tower  is  curiously  ornamented  [with  quatrefoiled  circles  on 
the  east  side,  and  with  diamonds  on  the  south  side].  The  chancel 
is  divided  from  the  nave  by  a  pointed  arch,  and  on  the  north  side 
there  has  been  a  tomb  under  an  arch  with  a  crocketed  canopy 
over  adorned  with  the  hollow  and  ball  moulding,  and  flanked  by 
two  pinnacles  one  of  which  is  broken  off.  A  stone  seat  runs  round 
the  chancel — [a  very  rare  feature] — and  in  the  place  where  to 
appearance  the  altar  has  been  are  two  pieces  of  stone  projecting 
out  of  the  wall.  On  the  south  side  is  a  double  piscina,  and  at 
each  corner  is  a  bracket.  It  is  also  separated  from  the  nave  by 
an  old  screen.  In  the  north  wall  of  the  nave  is  a  niche  with  a 
crocketed  canopy  and  finial.  In  the  south  aisle  is  a  tref oiled 
piscina.  The  font  is  a  plain  octagon.  On  the  south  side  of  the 
chancel,  blocked  up,  is  a  Norman  door  with  the  billet  moulding, 
and  in  the  head  of  the  arch  are  two  birds.  The  outer  moulding  of 
the  door  is  diaper  fashion.  There  is  a  door  to  the  north  aisle, 
blocked  up,  also  Norman,  with  the  nail-head  and  zig-zag  or 
chevron  moulding,  very  handsome.  These  two  doors  are  worthy 
of  examination.  There  is  no  monumental  memorial  of  any 
description  in  the  church. 

(MS  V,  41-42.) 

Cantpiclk 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  7  August,   1833 — 

On  a  white  marble  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancelj 

with  an  urn  above  : 

Near  this  place  |  is  deposited  all  that  was  mortal  of  |  Coningsbyj 
Sibthorp,  Esquire,    ll.d,   |   who   having  long  endured    |   the! 


CANWICK  73 

extremity  of  pain  with  exemplary  patience  |  at  the  age  of 
75,  on  the  13  day  of  August  a.d.  1788,  |  placidly  resigned 
the  breath  of  life  |  to  Him  who  gave  it.  |  He  was  an  active 
and  upright  magistrate  of  this  county,  |  Colonell  of  the 
southern  regiment  of  its  militia,  |  and  thrice  chosen  to  repre- 
sent the  ancient  city  of  Lincoln  |  in  Parliament,  |  throughout 
life  in  every  social  relation  |  his  character  and  manners 
inspired  respect  and  love,  |  to  his  neighbours  he  was  hospit- 
able, I  to  his  tenantry  indulgent,  |  to  all  kind  and  beneficent,  | 
but  chiefly  he  was  endeared  to  the  children  of  his  brother  j 
whom  being  himself  unmarried  |  he  cherished  with  an  affection 
scarcely  less  than  paternal.  |  He  was  a  true  old  English 
Country  Gentleman,  [  a  character  in  these  times  rare  in  all 
times  highly  estimable.  |  To  his  memory  |  in  obedience  to 
the  last  will  of  his  brother  |  Humphry  Sibthorp,  m.d.,  |  this 
monument  j  is  with  pious  respect  erected  |  by  Humphry 
the  sole  surviving  nephew  son  and  heir.  |  Such  has  been 
the  dispensation  of  Providence  |  of  their  collected  fortunes  | 
A.D.    1800. 

On  a  flat  stone  : 

Mr  W™  Wetherall  |  died  22  July  1785,  |  aged  56  years.  | 
Benjamin  Wetherall  |  died  March  10,  1799,  aged  65  years.  | 
Clarissa  Wetherall  |  his  daughter  |  died  March  7,  1786,  j 
aged  20  years.   |  Margaret  &  Sabina  died  in  their  infancy. 

On  a  flat  stone  partly  defaced  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  Body  |  of  Nath.  Clarke  |  rector  of  Cannick 
who  I  dyed  July  31,  1683,  |  &  EHz.  his  wife  who  |  dyed  Sept. 
18,  1684,  I  in  y^  hope  of  a  jo;v-ful  |  &  glorious  resurrection.  | 
Here  also  lieth  the  |  body  of  Susanna  Clarke  |  daughter  of  the 
a  Bove-mentioned  |  who  departed  October  |  29,  1721,  aetat.  77. 

Next  to  the  last  another  flat  stone  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Susanna  Clarke  |  of  the  city  of 
Lincoln,  spin  :  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Dec.  25,  1771,  |  aged 
75  years. 
An  atchievement  against  the  north  side  of  the  nave — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Argent,  two  bars  gules  in  a  border  sable  [Sibthorp]  ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  Or,  a  bend  azure  between  three  leopards'  heads 
cabossed  gules  [Waldo].  First  crest^ — A  demi  lion  argent,  holding  a 
fleur  de  lis  sable  [Sibthorp].  Second  crest — A  monkey  proper, 
chained  azure.     Motto  :    Nil  conscire  sibi. 

On  a  hatchment  against  the  south  wall  the  four  quarterings  of 
Sibthorp,  impaling — Gules,  a  chevron  argent  between  three  griffins' 
heads  erazed  or  [Ellison].  Crest— A  demi-Hon  argent,  holding  a 
fleur  de  lis. 

On  a  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel,  in  capitals  : 
Near  this  place  |  are  interred  the  remains  of  |  the  Rev<i  John 


74  CANWICK 

Sharrer  [  vicar  of  Can  wick  for  upwards  of  25  years.  |  He 
departed  this  life  on  the  25  day  of  April  |  in  the  year  of  our 
Lord  I  MDCCCXViii,  |  aged  72  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  : 

Here  lyeth  the  |  body  of  Thomas  |  Lodington  gent.  |  de 
Merton  Coll.  in  |  Oxon.,  obiit  3  die  Jan.  ]  1694,  setat.  21  years. 

On  the  same  stone  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  ]  of  Mr  John  Wetherall  |  one  of  the  sen' 
alder°  |  of  the  city  of  Lincoln,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Sep. 
first,  1750,  I  aged  67. 

On  a  blue  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Sarah  the  wife  of  |  John  Wetherall 
of  the  I  city  of  Lincoln,  who  dyed  |  March  28,  1720,  in  |  the 
36th  year  of  her  age,  |  was  grand-daughter  |  of  the  Rev.  M' 
Nath:  Clarke  |  Rect.  of  Canwick.  |  Here  also  lieth  Ann 
the  j  wife  of  John  Wetherall  |  one  of  the  sen""  aldermen  |  of 
the  city  of  Lincoln,  was  |  grandaughter  of  the  j  Rev*^  M' 
Nath.  Clarke  Rect.  |  of  Canwick,  died  July  16,  |  1745, 
aged  49, 

Another  more  to  the  south  : 

In  memory  of  Ann  wife  |  of  M'  Thos  Wetherall  |  merchant 
of  Gainsbro'  |  who  departed  this  life  Jan.  30,  1793,  |  aged 
52  years,  |  also  |  M'  Tho.  Wetherall  |  who  died  Dec.  29,  1795,  | 
aged  60  years. 

A  flat  stone  under  the  Communion  table  partly  broken  : 

I  daughter  of |   Sarah  Wetherall  of 

...  I  city  of  Lincoln  who  |  died  July  31,  a.d.  1714,  |  aged 
4  years.  |  A  child  of  Love  a  child  of  Grace  |  Who  now  beholds 
the  blessed  face  |  Of  its  sweet  Jesus  blessed  above  |  And 
reigning  with  y®  King  of  Love  |  Pitying  her  parents  for  their 
grief  I  And  pointing  to  their  sole  relief  |  Calling  Pappa  and 
Mamma  to  her.  | 

A  flat  stone  in  the  south  (R)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Margaret  Reid  |  who  died  Jan.  the 
11,  1773,   I  aged  66. 

(MS  iii,  167-174.) 

Carebp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  July  16,  1834 — This  church  consists 
of  a  nave  and  south  aisle  divided  by  three  pointed  arches  resting 
on  tall  columns,  a  chancel,  south  porch,  and  a  tower  at  the  west 
end.  The  arch  from  nave  to  chancel  is  blocked  up.  At  the  west 
end,  in  a  neat  loft,  is  a  well  toned  organ  presented  by  the  present 
rector  the  Rev.  J.  R.  Deverell,  who  has  also  given  the  pulpit  and 


CAREBY  75 

reading  desk.  Over  the  altar  is  a  copy  by  the  rector  of  the  picture 
at  Burleigh  of  our  Saviour  blessing  the  elements,  and  the  east 
window  has  been  put  in  by  the  rector  who  has  painted  the  glass  in  it. 

North  of  the  altar  is  an  ancient  tomb,  the  upper  part  of  which  is 
hollowed  out,  and  has  the  half  figures  in  reUevo  of  a  knight  in 
chain  mail  with  a  coif  or  chapeau  of  the  same,  his  hands  crossed 
on  his  breast,  and  at  his  left  side  is  a  lady  in  robe  and  wimple, 
her  hair  fastened  on  each  side  of  the  face  in  rolls,  her  hands  similarly 
clasped.  The  lower  part  is  solid  and  on  it  is  a  shield  bearing  these 
arms —  .  .  .  two  bars  ...  in  chief  three  escallops. 

To  the  west  of  the  last,  without  the  rails  is  a  tomb,  a  little  raised 
from  the  ground,  bearing  the  effigy  of  a  knight  in  chain  mail  with 
a  chapeau  of  the  same,  with  brassards  and  genouailles  of  plate, 
his  legs  are  crossed  and  hands  clasped.  He  wears  a  surcoat  open 
at  the  bottom  of  the  front,  and  his  sword  hangs  at  the  left  side, 
his  head  is  supported  by  a  pillow  held  by  angels,  but  their  heads 
are  lost,  his  feet  on  a  lion.  His  spurs  are  gone,  but  the  leathers 
by  which  they  were  fastened  are  visible.  These  two  monuments 
are  in  beautiful  preservation,  especially  the  latter,  and  well  worthy 
of  attentive  examination. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  handsome  marble  monu- 
ment with  these  arms  above  (they  are  painted  in  utter  defiance 
of  Heraldic  rules,  but  the  colours  may  be  known  from  a  hatchment 
near) — Azure,  a  chevron  between  six  escallops  argent  [for  Hatcher] ; 
impaling  two  wives — (2nd  wife).  Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Or,  a 
plain  cross  vert  [Hussey]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Barry  of  six  ermine  and 
gules  [Hussey] ;  (1st  wife).  Gules,  on  a  bend  wavy  argent  three 
shovellers  sable,  beaked  gules  [Rede].  Crest — A  cubit  arm  gules, 
fretty  or,  holding  a  laurel  branch  proper  [for  Hatcher].  This 
inscription  below  in  italics  : 

Underneath  lieth  the  body  of  |  Thomas  Hatcher  Esq.  | 
descended  of  that  antient  family  of  the  |  Hatchers,  for  many 
generations  Lords  of  |  this  Manour.  |  He  was  bom  November 
the  iii<^,  mdclx  |  and  dyed  September  the  vi^ii,  mdccxiv.  | 
He  had  2  wives  but  no  issue  ;  the  first  was  |  Grace  daughter 
of  William  Harbord,  Esq.,  |  the  second  was  Jane  daughter  | 
of  Sir  Charles  Hussey  of  Caythorpe  in  this  |  county,  Bart.,  j 
who  surviving  him,  |  in  memory  of  her  indulgent  husband,  j 
erected  this  monument  |  Anno  Dom.  mdccxxxi. 
This  follows  in  plain  characters  : 

Here  is  also  interred  the  body  of  |  Jane  relict  of  the  said 
Tho.  Hatcher  |  who  departed  this  life  June  the  3,  1735,  |  in 
the  80  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  floor  below  in  capitals  : 

Sepulchrum  |  Hujus  FamiUae  |  ex  Impensis  |  Thomae  Hatcheri  | 
Armigeri   |  Anno  Domini  1711. 


76  CAREBY 

On  a  modem  brass  plate  in  the  chancel  floor  (D)  : 

Here  lie  the  bodies  of  Margaret  |  and  Mary  Watson  whose 
sincere  |  friendship  and  goodness  was  |  a  valuable  treasure.  | 
Mary  Watson  died  the  10  of  March,  |  1726,  |  in  the  sixty  sixth 
year  of  her  age. 

In  the  chancel  is  a  large  blue  stone  which  once  had  the  brasses  of 
a  woman  and  inscription  now  gone  (R).  At  the  west  end  of  the 
nave  is  a  stone  with  a  cross  cut  in  it. 

[See  also  G.M.,  1862,  part  ii,  504.] 

(MS  V,  51-54.) 

Carllip 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  20  July  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  to  the  north  : 

Here  |  lyeth  interred  the  |  body  of  Vrsvla  |  relict  of  Captain  | 
Edward  Holford  |  who  departed  |  this  life  the  tenth  |  day  of 
May  1704,  |  &  in  the  43  year  |  of  her  age. 

On  a  flat  stone  next  to  it  on  the  south  : 

Here  |  lieth  interred  the  body  |  of  Captain  Edward  Holford  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  the  9th  day  of  February  1699,  |  in 
the  67  year  of  his  age. 
T.  B.  I  died  1769,  |  aged  66  years. 

On  a  grey  marble  monument  with   white  slab  against  the  wall 

south  of  the  altar  : 

Beneath  this  marble  lies  the  body  |  of  Elizabeth  Clarke  | 
late  the  amiable  and  beloved  wife  |  of  John  Clarke  of  Stam- 
ford Baron  |  who  died  on  the  8th  day  of  Dec.  1792,  |  aged 
56  years,  |  was  by  the  infinite  mercy  and  goodness  |  of  the 
Almighty  translated  from  |  a  world  of  pain  and  trouble  | 
to  a  world  of  endless  joy  and  happiness,  |  where  with  other 
blessed  spirits  |  she's  celebrating  her  Maker's  praise.  |  Blest 
be  the  Bark  which  wafts  thee  to  the  shore  |  Where  death 
divided  friends  shall  part  no  more  |  To  join  thee  there  here 
with  thy  dust  repose  |  Is  all  the  hope  thy  hapless  husband 
knows. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  |  body  of  Mary  relict  of  |  Lister  Tighe 
Esq.  I  who  departed  this  life  |  the  20th  day  of  Dec.  |  in  the 
year  of  our  Lord  |  1709,  |  and  in  the  70th  year  of  her 
age. 

Upon  another  to  the  south  almost  obliterated  what  is  legible  is  : 
Frances  Tighe  relict  of  |  John  Tighe  one  of  y^  \  daughters 
of  Sir  Thomas  |  Allen  of  Finchley  Knt,  [  deceased  the  24th 
of  August  I  1675,  aged  35  years. 


CARLTON   LE   MOORLAND  77 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

Here  |  lieth  interred  the  body  of  the  |  Rev^  WilHam  Purkii=!, 
D.D.,  I  twenty  six  years  |  Rector  of  this  parish  |  who  departed 
this  Hfe  I  February  25th,  1791,  |  aged  55  years.  |  John  Tigh 
Esq.  died  March  11  1780,  |  aged  56  years. 

A  black  flat  stone  to  the  south  : 

Eliz.  Clarke  |  died  Dec.  the  8th,  1792,  |  aged  58  years. 

The  church  is  not  large  or  handsome.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and 
two  aisles  and  a  chancel  with  a  tower  and  spire  at  the  west  end. 
These  notes  were  taken  with  some  difficulty  o"wing  to  our  not  being 
able  to  obtain  the  key  of  the  church,  and  therefore  being  obliged  to 
copy  the  inscriptions  through  the  windows.^ 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,   199-200  ;    GJI.,  1862,  part  ii,  502.] 

(MS  ii,  5-8.) 
Notes 

^  These  inscriptions  have  been  checked  by  the  Reverend  H.  P. 
Talbot,  and,  although  they  were  copied  by  W.  J.  Monson, 
under  such  disadvantageous  circumstances,  they  needed  but  little 
correction,  and  no  additions. 

Carlton  le  iMoorlanb 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Carlton  in  Moorland,  10  August 
1833— 

On  a  brass  plate  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel,  these  two 
shields  above — 1st  shield  :  On  a  cross  five  eagles  displayed  between 
four  lions'  heads  erazed  [Peterson].  Crest — a  lion  passant.  2nd 
shield  :  Quarterly,  1st,  Three  bars  wavy,  between  nine  roundles, 
on  a  chief  a  cannon  between  two  anchors  [Gonson]  ;  2nd,  On  a 
fret  nine  roundles  in  a  border  ;  3rd,  Per  pale  a  saltier  wavy 
counter-changed,  voided  ;  4th,  On  a  chief  three  wolves'  heads 
[Stidulf].     Crest — A  goat's  head  couped  guttee  : 

Memorise  sacrum  |  Roberti  Peterson  filii  Gulielmi  Peterson 
Armig.  et  |  Ursulse  uxoris  ejus  filiae  Benjamin!  Gonson 
armigeri  ]  et  questoris  Regise  classis  Qui  post  banc  vitam  | 
cum  laude  et  virtute  peractam  multu7«.  desiderati  |  hinc  ad 
meliorem  feliciter  commigrarunt  Hie  sci  |  licet  20  die  Martii 
anno  D'ni  1608,  setat.  suae  67.  |  Haec  vero  20  die  Mail  1611, 
aetatis  suae  57.  Quibus  |  unica  tantum  suscepta  proles 
Ursula  Thomae  |  Disney  filio  et  haeredi  Edwardi  Disnej'  Arm'i 
majtrimonio  sociata  Eaque  binos  filios  eidem  peperit  |  viz. 
Edwardum  qui  Jan.  15,  1610,  menses  natus  undecim  |  necnon 
Thomam  qui  April'  25,  1612,  unum  natus  annum  |  &  5  dies 
e  vita  sublati  hie  etiam  depositi  jacent  |  lidem  Thomas  et 
Ursula  uxor  eius  hoc  officii  amoris  |  &>  doloris  eorum  monu- 
mentum  maestissimi  consecrarunt. 


78  CARLTON   LE   MOORLAND 

On  a  white  tablet  with  an  urn  over  it  south  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 
Sacred  to  the  memory  of   |   Peter  Halliday  |  who  departed 
this  life  3  Jan.  1796,  |  aged  42,  |  also  to  the  memory  of  |  Sarah 
Challans  his  mother  |  who  departed  this  life  6  April  1796,  | 
aged  75.   |  Blessed  are  the  dead  who  die. in  the  Lord. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  next  to  the  last  with  an  urn  over  it : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Halliday  m.d.|  who  died 
April  XXII,  MDCCLXXX,  |  aged  xxx  years.  |  Not  less  esteemed  | 
for  the  amiable  qualities  of  his  heart  |  than  admired  |  for  the 
universahty  of  his  knowledge  and  |  brilliancy  of  understand- 
ing, I  with  unremitting  industry  |  he  attained  to  a  degree 
of  eminence  in  his  profession  |  superior  to  most  |  at  so  early 
an  age,  till  languishing  |  under  the  affliction  of  a  tedious 
disorder,  |  which  he  supported  |  with  patient  resignation, 
calm  fortitude,  |  and  |  religious  acquiescence,  ]  he  composedly 
awaited  |  his  dissolution  |  to  ascend  those  immortal  regions  | 
where  his  virtues  |  can  alone  |  be  truly  ascertained  |  and  justly 
rewarded. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  chancel  floor  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  the  Rev^  |  Henry  Smith  a.m.  who 
was  I  vicar  of  this  church  37  years  |  and  departed  this  life  in 
the  I  28  day  of  September  1762,  |  aged  72  years. 

On  loose  brass  plates  that  have  been  taken  out  of  the  church  floor  : 

On  the  first  plate^ : 

Here  |  lies  the  body  of  Mr  |  Richard  Eastland,  |  he  departed 
this  life  I  September  the  fourth,  |  Anno  Dom.  1712,  aged 
56.  I  Also  Anne  his  wife,  |  she  departed  this  |  life  July  the  | 
sixth,  Anno  Dom.   |   1736,  aged  73. 

On  the  third  plate^  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mrs  Mary  Eastland  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
May  the  19  day,  1739,  |  aged  44,  daughter  of  |  Mr  Richard 
and  Mrs  Ann  |  Eastland. 

On  a  flat  stone  [on  floor  of  chancel] : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev.  |  Thomas  Seddon  |  late  vicar,  |  who 
died  the  twentieth  |  day  of  March  1799,  j  aged  73  years. 
Philippa  daughter  of  |  the  Rev.  |  Thomas  and  Ann  Seddon 
was  buried  the  sixth  day  [  of  September  1761,  aged  4  years. 

A  brass  plate  let  into  a  stone  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chapel 
these  arms  over — Quarterly  of  six  coats,  1st  and  6th,  On  a  fesse 
three  fleur  de  lis  (Disney) ;  2nd,  ....  a  fesse  dauncey  between  three 
escallops  [Dyve] ;  3rd,  three  lions  passant  guardant  [Amundevill]  ; 
4th,  .  .  .  ,  on  a  chief  ....  two  mullets  ;  5th  .  .  .  .  ,  billetty  .  .  .  , 
a  lion  rampant.     The  inscription  in  capitals  : 

In  hac  capella  iacent  Johannes  Disney  secundus  Alius  | 
Johannis  Disney  de  Norton  Disney  Armig.  et  pater  |  Gulielmi 


CARLTON  LE  MOORLAND  79 

Disney  de  Norton  praedict.  qui  uxorem  |  duxit  Elizabethan! 
filiam  [blank]  Walcott  de  |  Walcott  Armig.  ex  qua  tres  filios 
Thomam  scilicet  |  Jacobum  et  Anthonium  genuit  et  obiit 
circiter  |  anno  D'ni  1556,  ac  etiam  prsedictus  Thomas  Disney 
armig.  |  filius  et  hseres  .  .  .  Johannis  prsedicti  qui  uxorem 
duxit  I  Katharinam  filiam  Augustini  Porter  de  Belton  | 
Armig.  ex  qua  filios  4  viz.  Edwardum  Johannem  Hen  j  ricum 
et  Thomam  genuit  Obiitque  17  Aprilis  1568.  |  Necnon 
Edwardus  Disney  prsedict.  Armig.  cui  nupta  |  fuit  Jana 
filia  Willhelmi  Thorold  de  Harmeston  |  Armig.  ex  qua  5 
filios  suscepit  vizt,  Thomam  Henricum  |  Gulielmum  Johannem 
et  Richardum  totidemque  filias  |  Katharinam  scilicet  Janam 
Mariam  Annam  et  Elizabetham.  |  Atque  obiit  7  Septembris 
Anno  D'ni  1595,  aetatis  suae  46. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  (R)  against  the  north  wall  surmounted 

by  an  urn  : 

In  memory  of  |  Robert  Tonge  gentleman  |  who  died  26 
November  1795,  |  aged  59  years.  |  Also  of  |  Elizabeth  his 
wife  I  who  died  30  Nov.  1811,  aged  69  years,  |  and  of  Eleanor 
their  daugh^  who  died  \  in  her  infancy. 

A  brass  plate  in  the  floor  below  (R)  records  the  same  people. 

An  oval  black  marble  tablet  more  to  the  east  : 

Near  this  place  |  lie  the  remains  of  1  John  Tonge  |  late  ]  of 
Grantham  in  this  county,  |  chemist  and  druggist,  |  who 
died  6  of  Oct.  1817,  |  aged  32  years. 

On  loose  brass  plates  lying  in  the  chancel  having  been  taken  up 

from  the  floor  of  the  chancel  : 

The  second  plate^  : 

Here  lyeth  y®  body  of  |  Sarah  Eastland  who  |  departed  this 
life  July  I  the  20,  1725,  aged  26.  |  Memento^  mori.  |  Here  lyeth 
also  y*^  body  of  |  Gill  Eastland  by  his  mother  |  who  departed 
this  life  March  |  the  12,  172f,  aged  8  months. 

The  fifth  plate^  : 

In  memory  of  Mr.  Joseph  |  Tonge  who  departed  |  this  life 
July  I  21,  1765,  aged  54  |  years. 

The  fourth  plate^ : 

In  memory  of  Mrs  Rebecca  |  Tonge  the  wife  of  |  Mr  Joseph 
Tonge  who  |  departed  this  life  |  9  Sept.  1764,  aged  |  57 
years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

In  memory  of  |  Anne  wife  of  |  the  Rev^  |  Thomas  Seddon,  | 
vicar,  |  who  died  the  thirtieth  |  day  of  July  1785,  |  aged 
65  years. 

Another  more  to  the  west  : 

In  memory  of  |  Anne  Brocklebank  |  who  in  her  first  marriage 


80  CARLTON   LE  MOORLAND 

was  the  wife  of  |  Peter  Hallidaj^  |  and  in  her  second  of  |  the 
Revd  W.  Brockiebank.  |  She  died  Sep.  23,  |  1820,  |  aged 
59  years. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  and  north  chapel 
now  used  as  a  school,  with  a  pinnacled  tower  at  the  west  end. 

[See  also  Jeans,  17-18.] 

(MS  xii,  27-34.) 
Notes 

^  These  plates  are  now  afl&xed  to  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel, 
above  the  door.     ^  A  skull  is  carved  here. 


iSortlj  Carlton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  2nd  Sept.,  1828 — This  day  we  made 
an  excursion  to  North  Carlton.  I  shall  first  begin  with  the  church. 
It  is  a  very  neat,  small  edifice,  but  contains  only  two  memorials 
of  the  Monson  family.  These  are  inlaid  brasses  in  the  chancel. 
One,  about  12|  inches  by  5f  inches,  rather  to  the  south  of  the 
chancel,  is  as  follows  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  S^  Robert  |  Mounson  k?^  the  3  sone 

of  S'"  John  I  Movnson  of  Sovth  Carleton  in  the  |  covnty  of 

Lincolne  who   |  was  the  last  pvrcheser  of  |  North  Carleton 

after  the  |  death  of  his  father. 

In  the  right  hand  bottom  corner  are  the  following  arms — Or,   two 

chevronels  gules,  with  a  mullet  for  difference  [Monson] ;   impaling — 

.  .  .  ,  a  cross  between  four  cinquefoils  .  .  .  [for  Clayton]. 

The  other  brass,  measuring  22|  inches  by  5|  inches,  is  rather  to 

the  northward,  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Edward  Monson  |  Esq.  the  eleventh 
son  of  S'"  John  Monson  |  Jvn'"  late  of  Bvrton  Barr*^  who 
departed  j  this  life  Sept'  1^  Anno  Dom  :  1714,  aged  46 
years. 

Above  the  inscription  are  the  arms  of  Monson,  with  a  martlet  for 

difference. 

[See  also  Jeans,  Supp.  Add.,  3.] 

(MS  Supp.,  28-29.) 

^outf)  Carlton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  1st  September,  1828 — The  church 
is  a  very  neat  building  and  the  approach  to  it  down  the  hill,  pretty. 
Over  the  porch  of  entrance  is  an  old  cross.  In  the  aisle  is  a  stone 
with  an  inscription  round  it  but  now  almost  illegible,  a  little  further 
on  one  from  which  brasses  of  inscription  and  arms  have  obviously 
been  toni,  and  nearer  the  chaucel  another  in  which  also  there  has 


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SOUTH   CARLTON  81 

been  a  brass  for  an  inscription.  All  these  probably  were  Monson 
monuments.  In  approaching  the  chancel  is  a  handsome  old  oak 
screen,  and  over  the  arch  in  the  carving  are  four  shields,  the  two 
centre  are  obviously  the  Monson  arms  impaled  with  those  of 
Anderson  and  Oxenbrigge,  but  those  at  the  side,  in  being  repainted, 
are  left  only  Monson,  impaled  with  argent  and  with  azure.  In 
the  two  first  mentioned  only  is  the  bloody  hand. 

The  Monson  burial  chapel  is  on  the  north  of  the  chancel.     The 
first  object  on  entrance  which  must  attract  the  eye  is  the  splendid 
marble  standing  tomb  to  Sir  John  Monson.     The  knight  and  his 
lady,   the  former  in  complete  armour,  lie  extended,  their  heads 
resting  on  cushions  ;   one  of  his  arms  falls  over  his  thigh,  the  other 
is  at  his  side,  as  are  both  of  hers.     He  has  both  beard  and  mous- 
tachios,  the  legs  have  been  broken  off  ;   her  figure  is  more  perfect ; 
she  is  in  a  figured  dress,  and  the  length  is  about  5^  feet.     They  lie 
under  a  canopy  supported  by  six  grey  marble  columns.     It  has  been 
richly  ornamented  in  the  ceiling  and  with  the  following  decorations 
on  each  side  :    On  the  east  the  monument  is  surmounted  by  the 
arms  of  Monson  impaled  with — Argent,   a  lion  passant  between 
three  crosses  patee   fiche   [gules]  for  Dighton.     Beneath,   on  the 
pediment,  in  a  small  shield  are  the  arms  of  Monson  impaled  with 
Anderson.     At  the  base  of  this  side  are  two  figures,  male  and  female, 
kneeling  at  a  desk  with  books  before  them.     They  are  mutilated, 
the  male  figure  being  partly  divided.     On  the  south  side  the  canopy 
bears  the  inscription,  and  on  the  frieze  of  the  pediment  are  the 
arms  of  Monson,  impaled  with — Per  bend  indented  or  and  azure, 
two    crosses    patee    counterchanged    (Smith).       The    next    shield, 
Monson,    impaled   with — Argent,   a   saltier  between  four  martlets 
gules  [Clayton].   And  the  last  shield  on  this  side,  being  the  Monson 
arms,   with — Argent,   a    bend   undee   sable    (Wallop).      No    doubt 
these  are  the  coats  of  Anthony,  Sir  Robert,  and  Sir  William  Monson. 
On  this  side  are  at  the  base  two  female  and  one  male  figures.     The 
female  figures,  one  in  particular,  are  very  perfect,  but  the  male 
is  without  his  head.     The  height  of  the  most  perfect  figure  (they 
are  all  kneeling)  is  three  feet.     The  west  side  is  surmounted  by 
the  Monson  quarterings,  as  thus,  Monson,  Hussey,  Nesfield,  Hussey, 
Say,  and  Cheney.     These  are  in  a  large  shield.     Beneath  was  a 
coat  of  anns  on  the  frieze,  but  now  broke  down  ;    there  are  no 
figures  on  this  side.     On  the  north  side  are  the  arms  of  Brown, 
Reresby,  and  Dymock,  impaled  with  Monson  on  the  frieze.     On 
this  side  also  there  are  two  women  and  one  man.  but  much  mutilated. 
The  length  of  the  monument  where  the  pillars  rise  is  7  feet  4  inches, 
but  from  the  base  9  feet   10  inches.     The  breadth  6  feet  above, 
below  8|  feet.     The  kneeling  figures  are  as  to  the  men  in  niffs 
and  half  armour,  the  women  in  frills  with  a  head-dress  thrown 
over  the  head.     There  were  more  figures  round  it.     Three  men 
and  two  women  are  lying  in  the  comers  of  the  chapel. 


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SOUTH  CARLTON 


In  the  inner  part  of  the  chapel  are  the  tombs  of  Sir  H.  Monson 
and  Lord  Monson  and  the  atchievements  of  the  2nd,  3rd,  and  4th 
Lord  Monsons.  In  the  outer  part  of  the  chapel  are  two  iron  helmets 
and  two  iron  gamitlets. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  150.] 

(MS  Supp.,  18-21.) 

Note 

The  great  tomb,  which  is  described  above,  was  the  work  of 
Nicholas  Stone,  statuary  and  master  mason  to  James  I  and  Charles  I, 
and  architect,  as  is  shewn  by  an  entry  in  one  of  Stone's  note  books 
in  the  Soane  museum,  a  copy  of  which  was  sent  to  the  present 
Lord  Monson  by  Mr  Walter  L.  Spicer  in  1913. 


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Be°8  the  greett  seknes  year  I  mad  a  tomb  for  S*^:  Thomas 
Monsons  father  and  mother  and  it  was  sett  vp  that  year  in 
Avgvst,  2  milles  b'yond  Lencon  for  the  which  I  had  200" 

Stone,  who  was  born  near  Exeter  in  1586,  and  died  in  London 
in  1647,  studied  for  his  craft  in  London  under  Isaac  James,  and 
in  Holland  under  Pieter  de  Keyser,  son  of  Hendrick  de  Keyser, 
the  famous  sculptor.  Returning  to  London  in  1614,  Stone  executed 
various  works  in  London.  He  is  best  known  by  his  monuments, 
which  are  in  the  lat«  debased  Renaissance  style,  known  as  Jacobean. 
Among  the  tombs  made  by  him  were  those  of  Thomas  Sutton  in 
the  Charterhouse,  Sir  Thomas  Bodley  at  Oxford,  Dr  John  Donne 
in  a  winding-sheet  in  St  Paul's  cathedral,  and  Lord-chief-justice 
Coke  at  Titteshall  in  Norfolk.  An  account-book  of  Stone's,  con- 
taining details  of  many  such  works,  which  had  been  purchased  by 
Horace  Walpole,  was  sold  at  the  Strawberry  Hill  sale  to  Sir 
John  Soane,  and  is  now  in  the  Soane  museum,  Lincoln's  Inn 
Fields. 


CAYTHORPE  83 

Captfjorpe 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  9  August,   1833 — 

The  following  inscriptions  are  on  brass  plates  in  a  chapel  north 
of  the  tower,  which  here  stands  in  the  centre  of  the  church  between 
the  nave  and  the  chancel : 

Here  is  the  body  of  Charlotte  |  Hussey  wife  of  Sir  Edward  | 

Hussey  who  dyed  Aug.  30,  |  1695,  in  the  31  year  of  her  |  age, 

by  whom  S^  Edward  |  had  eleven  children. 

Here  is  the  body  of  Ann  |  Hussey  daughter  of  S'  |  Edward 

Hussey  and  |  Charlotte  his  wife  who  |  departed  out  of  this 

life  in  |  April  1696,  in  the  sixth  yeere  |  of  her  age. 

Robert  Hussey  son  of  Sir  |  Edward  and  Elizabeth  |  Hussey 

was  bom  May  the  ninth,  |   1706,  and  departed  out  of  |  this 

life  on  the  31  of  the  |  same  month. 

Here  is  the  body  of  Daniel  |  Hussey  son  of  S^  Edward  |  Hussey 

and  Charlotte  |  Hussey,  he  departed  out  |  of  this  life  Nov. 

1696,  in  the  |  4th  year  of  his  age. 

A  handsome  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall  of  the  north 
aisle,  ornamented  with  cherubs  and  garlands,  these  arms  above — 
Quarterly  1st  and  4th,  Barr}'  of  six  argent  and  gules  [Hussey] ;  2nd 
and  3rd,  Or,  a  cross  azure,  a  crescent  sable  [Hussey];  impaling — Or, 
3  calthrops  and  a  chief  sable  [de  Vic]  : 

Underneath  |  hes  the  body  of  |  Sir  Edward  Hussey  of  Wel- 
boume,  Bart,   |   son  and  heir  of  Sir  Charles  Hussey  of  the 
second   branch    |    of   the   antient   and   noble   family   of   the 
Husseys,  |  a  gentleman  of  great  learning,  virtue,  integrity,  |  and 
singular  love  to  his  country,  which  he  served  |  many  years 
in  parliament  with  honor  |  as  one  of  the  representatives  of 
the  city  of  Lincoln.   |  He  had  by  his  first  [wife]  Charlotte, 
only  daughter  of   |   Daniel  Brevint,  d.d..  Dean  of  Lincoln, 
eleven  children,  |  who  all  dyed  unmarried  except  two,  viz.  | 
Charlotte  late  wife  of  Thomas  Bochin^  Esq.,    |   and  Sarah, 
first  the  wife  of  Robert  Cawdron,  |  and  now  of  VVeston  John 
Smith,  Esq.  |  By  his  second  wife  EUzabeth  daughter  of  Sir 
Charles  de  Vic,  Bart,  |  (son  of  Sir  Henry  de  Vic,  Bart),  |  he 
had  three   sons  and  one   daughter,   viz.    |    Anne   Charlotte, 
Henry,  Robert,  and  Edward.   |   Sir  Edward  dyed  February 
XIX   A.D.   MDCCXxrv  aged   lxv.    |    Henry   succeeded   him   in 
his  honour  and  estate,  and  dyed  unmarried  |  February  xrv, 
MDCCXXix,  aged  xxvn.  |  Amie  Charlotte,  Robert,  and  Edward 
dyed  young.  |  In  memory  of  her  husband  and  children  who 
aU  lie  here   |   Elizabeth  his  widow  set  up  this  monument   | 
A.D.    MDCCXXXii  intending  it  both  for  them  and  herself.  | 
Near  this  place  lieth  the  body  of  the  said  |  Ehzabeth  Lady 
Hussey.    |    She   died  January  the   xxi,    |    a.d.    mdccl  aged 
Lxxvni. 


84  CAYTHORPE 

On  a  white  tablet  against  the  north  wall  : 

Rebecca  Pickworth  Atkin  |  sister  of  the  late  Capt°  Pickworth 
Horton  and  wife  |  of  Mr  John  Atkin  who  was  of  Asgarby 
in  this  county,  |  died  at  Lambeth  in  Surrey,  |  August  7, 
1817,  I  aged  35  years,  |  her  remains  being  deposited  near 
this  place.    |   We  wept  when  we  remembered  Zion.     Psalm 

CXXXVII. 

On  a  small  monument  adjoining  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Pickworth  Baxter  Posthumus 
Horton  Esq.  |  son  of  Pickworth  Horton  |  late  Captain  in 
the  61  Regiment  of  Foot,  |  who  at  the  age  of  28  years  |  fell 
in  the  arms  of  victory  |  at  the  battle  of  Salamanca  |  on  July 
22,  1812,  I  as  he  lived  honorable  &  beloved  |  so  he  died 
glorious.  I  Art  thou  indeed  dear  youth  for  ever  fled  |  So  quickly 
numbered  with  the  silent  dead  |  Yet  though  we  now  lament 
with  deepest  woe  |  We  patient  bow  for  God  ordained  it  so. 

On  another  monument  with  these  arms — Argent,  three  martlets  in 
pale  sable  between  two  flanches  or  charged  with  two  lions  passant 
of  the  2<^ ;    crest — A  buck's  head  erazed  [the  arms  of  Browne]  : 

In  memory  of  Wm.  Pickworth  gent.  |  the  remains  of  a  family 
who  lived  |  in  good  repute  some  hundred  |  years  in  this 
parish.  |  He  died  Oct.  29,  1745,  aged  45  years.  |  Also  Rebekah 
wife  of  Mr  James  Horton  |  daughter  of  W^^  &  Cath.  Pick- 
worth  I  who  died  August  18,  1753,  |  aged  24  years.  |  Also 
Cath®  wife  of  the  above  W™  Pickworth  |  who  died  July  22, 
1782,  aged  76  years,  |  also  Pickworth  Horton  gent.  |  who 
died  Sept.   18,  1783,  |  aged  31  years. 

At  the  west  end  of  the  north  aisle  a  black  tablet  with  these  arms 
under — Gules,  a  bend  engrailed  argent,  on  which  three  escucheons 
azure  [for  Shield] :    the  motto — Pro  Rege  Lege  Grege  : 

In  a  vault  |  near  this  place  |  lie  the  remains  |  of  |  William 
Shield  Esq.  |  who  departed  this  life  |  on  the  29  Nov.  1812,  | 
aged  53  years,  |  also  of  |  Sophia  daughter  of  |  William  &  Jane 
Shield  I  who  died  in  the  year  1811,  |  aged  12  years,  |  likewise 
of  Henrietta  |  an  infant. 

On  a  white  tablet  above  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Rich.  Metheringham  gent.  |  who 
died  Feb.  19,  1783,  |  aged  65  years.  |  Also  |  Ann  reUct  of  the 
above  |  Rich.  Metheringham  gent.,  |  and  only  daughter  of  | 
Henry  Swan  surgeon,  |  late  of  Fenton  in  this  county.  |  She 
died  Sept.  28,   1789,   |  aged  58  years. 

On  another  tablet : 

In  a  vault  beneath  |  are  deposited  the  remains  of  |  Alexander 
Bassett  |  second  son  of  Alexander  |  Richard  and  Elizabeth 
Bassett  |  of  Frieston  |  who  died  on  the  26  day  of  July  1807,  | 


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aged  3  years  &  2  months.  |  Happy  infant  early  blest  |  Rest 
in  peaceful  slumber,  rest.  |  Also  Ann  widow  of  |  Lieut.  Col. 
William  Atkinson  |  of  the  69th  Regiment,  |  and  mother  of 
the  above  |  Ehzabeth  Bassett.  |  She  died  Feb.  13,  1830,  j 
aged  86  years. 

A  handsome  white  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall  of  the 
south  aisle.  In  the  middle  is  the  bust  of  a  man  in  a  cap,  on  a 
pedestal,  inscribed  '  W™  Palmer  fecit  ',  these  arms  over — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Azure,  a  cross  or ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Barry  of  six  argent 
and  gules  [Hussey] ;  impaling — Or,  an  inescucheon  within  an  orle  of 
martlets  sable  [Brownlow].  On  a  white  marble  slab  below  the  bust 
this  inscription  in  italics  : 

Here  lyeth  |  waiting  for  the  |  Resurrection  the  body  of  |  the 
Hon.  Sir  Charles  Hussey  of  Caythorpe  in  the  county  of 
Lincoln,  Bart.,  Lord  of  j  this  Mannour  and  one  of  the  Gentle- 
men of  his  Majestys  most  Hon^^^  Privy  Chamber  in  |  extra- 
ordinary, and  dear  husband  of  Elizabeth  eldest  daughter  of 
S*"  William  Brownlow  |  of  Humby  in  the  said  county,  Bart., 
by  whom  he  had  seven  sons  and  eight  daughters  |  who,  serving 
his  country  in  Parhament  Anno  xin^  of  king  Charles  the 
II  as  knight  of  the  shire  |  for  the  said  county,  departed  this 
life  at  London,  December  ii  in  the  xxxix  year  of  his  |  age, 
and  was  interred  here  December  xvi,  a.d.  mdclxiv.  j  And 
near  him  lye  the  bodys  of  his  said  wife  Ehzabeth  who  was 
bom  August  IX,  |  mdcxxx,  and  dyed  at  London,  December 
XXV,  A.D.  MDCLXXXVin,  |  whose  extensive  charity  and  affec- 
tion to  her  children  nothing  could  exceed.  |  And  of  Mrs  Anne 
Brownlow  xix  child  of  the  same  Sir  William  Brownlow, 
Bart.,  who  died  |  August  vi,  mdccxx,  aged  Lxvin,  |  whose 
whole  Ufe  was  employed  in  doing  good  to  the  afflicted  and 
distressed.  |  And  of  Mrs  Anne  Hussey  a  maiden  daughter 
of  the  said  S""  Charles  Hussey  who  died  |  August  vi,  mdccxxvti, 
aged  Lxxii.  |  She  was  steadfast  in  the  Rehgion  of  the  Church 
of  England,  a  true  lover  of  her  family,  |  and  her  sincere  friend- 
ship and  goodness  made  her  justly  valued  by  all  that  knew 
her. 

A  brass  plate  in  the  floor  of  the  pew  below  : 

A.  H.^ob.  Aug.  6th.  1727.  |  She  was  a  daughter  to  S^  Charles  | 
Hussey  of  Caythorp,  knt  and  bart.  |  He  was  one  of  the  Bed 
Chamber  and  Privy  Councellor  to  his  sacred  |  Majesty  King 
Charles  y®  second.  He  married  Elizabeth  y^  eldest  |  daughter 
of  S^  W^ill™  Brownlowe,  |  bart.,  of  Humby  in  the  county  |  of 
Lincoln,  by  whom  he  had  |  seven  sons  and  eight  daughters. 

On  another  near  (D)  : 

Thomas  Hussey  Esq.  son  of  S^  |  Edw.  Hussey,  Bart.,  by 
his  first  I  wife  Charlotte  only  child  of  Dan^  |  Brevint,  d.d. 


86  CAYTHORPE 

and  Dean  |  of  Lincobi,  departed  this  life  May  |  the  30,  1720, 
in  the  25th  year  of  his  age. 

On  another  more  to  the  west  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Anne  Brownlow  daughter  |  of  S'^ 
William  Brownlow  of  |  Humby  in  the  county  of  Lincoln, 
Bart.,  I  who  departed  this  life  on  y^  5th  day  of  |  August  1720, 
aged  72  years. 

Another  near  in  capitals  partly  hid  by  a  bench  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Augustine  Reed  |  who  departed  this 
life   I  the  23  of  April  1687,  aetatis  suae  39. 

On  a  black  tablet  against  the  south  wall : 

Near  |  this  place  lieth  the  body  of  |  John  Holmes  gent.  | 
who  departed  this  life  May  14,  1783,  j  aged  83  years.  |  Also 
Millicent  Holmes  relict  of  |  the  above  who  died  Jany  24, 
1795,  aged  88. 

On  a  white  stone  tablet  more  to  the  west : 

Near  this  place  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mrs  Mary  the  wife  of  | 
John  Holmes,  gent.,  2nd  daugh-  |  ter  and  coheir  of  WiUiam 
'  Thorpe  |  of  Fenton,  gent.,  interred  Sept.  5,  |  An  :  Do  :  1730, 
aged  62  years.  And  of  |  Mrs  Judith  y®  eldest  daughter  |  of 
ye  said  John  &  Mary  |  interred  March  y^  31,  1717,  |  aged 
19  years.  And  of  |  Mrs  Elizabeth  y^  4th  daughter  |  of  y« 
said  John  &  Mary  |  interred  March  16,  A.  Do.  1732,  |  aged 
24  years,  waiting  for  a  joyful  Resurrection  |  in  dust  doth 
lye,  I  a  most  affectionate  wife  |  and  loving  children  by  :  | 
And  also  of  Mrs  Mary  the  2nd  daughter  of  y^  said  John  & 
Mary  |  interred  Dec.  y^  21,  A,  Do,  1745,  |  aged  46  years.  | 
Underneath  lyeth  the  body  of  John  j  Holmes,  gent.,  interr^ 
Dec.  ye  20th  |  An.  Do.  1726,  aged  78  years.  |  Nihil  certius 
morte  Hora  nihil  incertius. 

A  small  square  marble  tablet  more  to  the  west : 

To  the  memory  |  of  Edward  Smith,  gent.,  |  who  died  3  June, 
1773,  aged  66,  |  &  Eleanor  his  wife  |  who  died  Feby  3,  1783,  | 
aged  71  years. 

A  black  tablet  more  to  the  west : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  Mrs  Ann  Smith  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  the  26  of  Feb.  1806,  |  aged  62  years. 

Another  more  to  the  west : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Edw.  the  son  of  |  Ed,  &  Eleanor  Smith  | 
who  died  21  of  August  1799,  |  aged  57  years.  |  Also  of  Edw*^ 
his  son  I  who  died  1st  of  March  1784,  |  aged  6  years. 

A  stone  monument  ornamented  with  two  pillars  to  the  west  of 

the  south  door  : 

Near  this  place  |  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Robert  Dawson,  gent.,  | 
who  departed  this  life   |  April  y*  3,   1729,  aged  73  years,   j 


CLAXBY  BY  NORMANBY  87 

Also  near  this  place  lyeth  |  the  body  of  |  Henry  Dawson, 
gent.,  I  nephew  and  devisee  of  the  |  abovesaid  Robert,  who  | 
departed  this  life  Nov.  19,  1738,  |  aged  32  years.  |  And  also 
near  this  place  lyeth  |  the  body  of  Frances  daughter  |  of 
Henry  Dawson,  gent.,  and  |  Mary  his  wife,  who  departed  | 
this  life  Feby  8,  1739-40.  |  And  Robert  son  of  the  above 
Henry  |  died  June  15,  1758,  aged  25  years.  |  Also  Sarah 
daughter  of  the  above  Rob*  |  and  Sarah  his  wife,  died  June 
27,  1759,  j  aged  10  months. 

This  church  is  curious  from  having  no  nave  but  two  aisles  resting 
on  three  handsome  pointed  arches  with  lofty  pillars.  The  tower 
is  between  these,  and  the  chancel  and  the  four  arches  that  support 
it  are  lofty  and  fine.  Above  it  is  a  tall  spire.  Over  the  arch  from 
the  body  to  the  tower  is  a  curious  painting  partly  covered  by  white 
wash,  representing  the  Last  Judgement.  Over  the  Hussey  monu- 
ment in  the  north  aisle  are  five  pennons  of  their  arms. 

[See  also  L.R.iS.  i,  232.] 

(MS  xii,  5-18.) 
Notes 

^  This  name  should  be  Pochin.  ^  This  was  Anne  Hussey,  who 
died  unmarried. 


Claxtjp  bp  iSormanbp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  29  August,  1828 — 

On  a  brass  plate,  measuring  17  inches  x  5^  inches,  in  a  stone  in 
the  middle  of  the  chancel,  very  near  the  communion  table,  in 
capitals  : 

Here  lies  lane  Bumaby  wife  of  Richard  Bumaby  |  of  Rugbie 
in  the  county  of  Warwicke,  Esq.,  daughter  j  of  lohn  Monson 
of  Northorp  in  the  county  of  |  Lincoln,  Esq.,  by  Mary 
Fitz Williams  his  ii^  wife,  |  who  died  the  21^^  of  March  1653. 

On  another  brass,  measuring  lOf  inches  x  9  inches,  also  in  the 
chancel,  a  little  more  to  the  west  of  the  previous  one,  and  near 
her  father's  stone,  with  the  arms  of  Monson  (with  a  martlet  for 
difference),  impahng  Fitz  Williams,  with  the  following  inscription 
in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mary  Monson  |  wife  of  lohn  Monson 
of  Northorpe  |  in  the  covnty  of  Lincolne,  esqvire,  |  and 
davghter  of  William  Fitz  Williams,  |  of  Claxby  in  the  sayd 
covnty,  esqvire,  |  who  departed  this  life  the  xxix  |  of  Avgvst 
Ao  D'ni  iiDCXXXviii. 

The  inscription  to  her  father  begins  : 

Gulielmus  Fitz  Williams  Armiger  |  a^  aetatis  suse  altero  supra 
Lxxx  I  Arma  Militiae  huius  deposvit  |  Weepe,  poore  men,  weepe 


88  CLAXBY    BY    NORIVIANBY 

here  our  mortality  |  Laied  a  Maister  in  Hospitality.   |  How 

he  was  reUgious,  faithfull,  constant,  |  Twenty  seaven  Quietus 

est's   demonstrant.   |  From  worldly   troubles  he  nere  found 

true  rest,  |  Untill  from  God  he  bad  Quietus  est. 

Anno  D'ni   1634,    |  mense  Julii  die  decimo  tertio  |  vivat  in 

aetemum. 

[See  also  LM.S.  i,  99-100  ;    Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  xix,  49-51.] 

(MS  Supp.,  11-12.) 

iSortf)  Cocfeerington  ^t  iWarp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  South  [sic]  Cockerington,  24  August, 
1835 — This  church  has  been  rebuilt  by  the  late  Mr  Emeris,  and 
consists  of  a  nave  and  south  aisle,  which  are  parted  by  two  pointed 
arches,  chancel,  and  tower  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle.  The 
church  is  in  an  unfinished  state,  not  being  floored  as  the  munificent 
rebuilder  did  not  live  to  complete  it.  In  it  remains  the  figure  of 
a  knight  which  is  much  mutilated  ;  the  legs  and  arms  are  gone. 
He  is  in  plate  armour  with  a  gorget  of  mail.  It  is  ascribed  to  Sir 
John  de  Cockerington,  but  more  probably  was  one  of  the  family 
of  Scotney. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  x,  204.] 

(MS  vi,  109.) 

Colebp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  8  August  1833 — 

Against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  a  white  marble  monument, 
with  an  urn  above,  and  these  arms  below — Ermine,  on  a  fess  [sable], 
three  mullets  or  [Lister]  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Mary  Lister  j  second  daughter 
and  coheir  of  Thomas  Lister  of  Coleby  |  in  the  county  of 
Lincoln,  Esq.  |  She  was  a  woman  of  very  good  sence,  |  sub- 
missive and  condescending  to  her  superiors,  |  affable  and 
courteous  to  her  equals,  |  easy  and  humane  to  her  inferiors, 
agreable  and  obliging  to  all,  |  of  strict  virtue  and  singular 
piety  to  her  great  Creator  |  to  whom  she  rendered  her  soul 
the  6th  of  March  a.d.  1734.  |  She  was  the  last  of  the  antient 
family  of  the  Listers  of  Coleby,  |  and  left  her  estate  to  her 
nephew  Thomas  Scrope,  |  son  of  Gervase  Scrope  of  Cockering- 
ton in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  Esq.,  |  who  in  gratitude  to  her 
memory  erected  this  monument. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  aisle  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Susanna  the  wife  of  |  John  Oxby  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  the  13  day  of  July  1812,  |  aged  50  years. 


CORBY  89 

A  blue  flat  stone  "within  the   altar  rails  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mary  Lister  |  the  2^  daur  and  coheir 
of  I  Thomas  Lister  of  Coleby  Esq.,  who  departed  |  this  life 
March  the  6,  a.d.  1734,  j  aged  47  years. 

The  church  is  curious.  It  consists  of  a  nave  separated  from  the 
north  aisle  by  two  Norman  arches  with  the  billet  moulding,  resting 
on  plain  round  columns,  and  from  the  south  aisle  by  two  arches 
pointed  springing  from  clustered  columns  with  foliated  capitals. 
At  the  east  end  of  the  chancel  are  three  lancet  windows  and  a 
pointed  arch  from  the  nave  to  the  chancel.  The  south  porch  is 
Norman,  and  the  font  also  of  that  style,  being  square  on  a  base, 
and  ornamented  with  a  range  of  intersecting  arches  having  a  pillar 
at  each  comer.  At  the  west  end  is  a  tower  with  a  crocketed  spire. 
There  are  some  old  benches. 

(MS  iii,  163-165.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  26  Julj^  1833 — 

On  a  stone  in  the  chancel  floor  (R)  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  The  Rev^  John  Hutchins  a.m.  |  late 
master  of  the  |  Grammar  School  |  of  this  town,  Rector  of  | 
Foldingworth  and  Harston,  |  Chaplain  to  his  |  Grace  the 
Duke  of  Rutland,  |  and  one  of  his  Majesty's  |  Justices  of  the 
Peace  |  for  this  county,  |  Died  the  7  day  of  March  |  1797  | 
in  the  42  year  of  his  |  age. 

In  the  chancel  is  a  stone  in  which  have  been  the  brasses  of  two 
figures,  with  inscriptions,  and  four  shields  of  arms,  but  now  gone  ; 
and  a  second  stone  close  by  which  has  also  had  similar  brasses. 

Upon  a  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle  (D)  : 

Mr  Richard  Cony  of  London,  |  son  of  |  Major  Richard  Cony 
of  Corbj'^,  I  grandson  of  ]  S^  Thomas  Cony  of  Basingthorp,  | 
was  buried  here   |   Sept.   15,   |    1704. 

On  a  black  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  north  aisle, 
with  these  arms  under — Sable,  a  fesse  between  three  cocks  or 
[Wilcox]  : 

M.  S.  I  Francisci  Wilcox  a.b.  |  Hujus  ecclesiae  ministri  et  | 
Ludi  literarii  annos  prope  quinqua  |  ginta,  magistri  necnon 
de  Bitchfield,  |  Vicarii  viri  libris  et  virtutibus  |  plurimis 
omati  qui  cum  Ciiristi  vexillo  |  annos  septuaginta  et  quatuor 
meruisset  |  ut  Coelum  quod  diu  anhelasset  opportune  | 
arriperet  lubens  fato  cessit  anno  salutis  1776  |  In  ecdem  fere 
tumulo  jacent  cineres  |  Annse  uxoris  mulieris  ob  insignem 
pietatem  |  summam  probitatem  vigilantem  bona?  |  Parentis 
curam  magnum  sui  apud  liberos   |  desiderium  relinquentis   | 


90  CORBY 

decessit  Jan"  1764,  aetat.  59,  |  monumentum  hoc  amoris 
et  I  MsBroris  perpetuorum  testem  |  charissimi  posuerunt 
Liberi. 

A  stone  tablet  against  a  pillar  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  : 

Rich<^  Kirk  son  of  |  Rob*  &  Mary  Kirk  |  departed  this  life 
Feb.  16,  1793,  |  aged  57  years.  |  Mortals  be  wise,  |  Remember 
judgement  |  and  learn  to  die. 

On  another  more  to  the  south  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  Robert  Kirke  |  who  departed  this  Ufe 
October  30,  1776,  ]  in  the  66th  year  of  his  age.  |  Also  Mary 
wife  of  Robert  Kirke,  died  |  May  4th,  1783,  in  the  |  72  year 
of  her  age. 

On  a  flat  stone  below  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Mary  Williamson  |  wife  of  |  Curtis 
Williamson  |  who  departed  this  life  |  May  17,  1800,  |  aged 
xxxi  years.  |  A  lingering  illness  did  me  seize  |  which  wore 
my  strength  away  |  which  made  me  crave  eternal  rest  |  which 
never  will  decay. 

A  stone  tablet  against  the  wall  of  the  north  channel : 

Erected  to  the  memory  of  |  Mrs  Ann  wife  of  |  Mr  John  Wade, 
gent.,  I  and  daughter  of  Mr  |  George  Morris,  gent.,  |  of 
Barrowby.  She  departed  j  this  life  March  1,  1772,  |  aged 
81  years. 

A  brass  plate  in  the  floor  below  : 

Mr  John  Wade,  |  died  Nov.  22,  1794,  |  aged  76  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Exuvias  hie  reliquit  |  Edwardus  Woodroffe  generosus  |  quas 
deposuit  evadens  terris  |  26*°  die  Februarii  ]  Ano  D'ni  167f .  | 
Dum  jubente  Christo   |   Resurgant  immortales. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  two  aisles  supported  on  four 
clustered  columns  with  pointed  arches,  a  chancel,  and  north  aisle. 
In  the  east  window  are  these  arms — AzAire,  two  bendlets  between 
six  martlets  argent  [for  Luttrell].     At  the  west  end  a  tower. 

(MS  ii,  195-200). 

Corringfjam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  5  September,  1835 — This  church 
consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  resting  on  the  north  side  on  two  Norman 
and  two  pointed  arches,  and  on  the  south  on  four  lofty  ones  of  the 
latter  style,  a  chancel  which  is  divided  from  the  nave  by  a  Norman 
arch  with  receding  mouldings,  a  south  porch,  and  a  tower  at  the 
west  end.  The  font  is  massive  and  ancient,  some  old  benching 
remains,  and  part  of  the  north  aisle  is  divided  off  by  a  screen  of 
good  style  ;  it  is  now  used  as  a  school. 


CORRINGHAM  91 

On  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  flat-headed  arch  with  corbelled 
heads  to  support  it,  and  over  the  centre  a  bust  or  head  of  a  priest. 
Below  the  arch  is  an  altar  tomb,  covered  with  a  black  slab,  round 
which  an  inscription  is  cut  in  Saxon  letters.  It  is  now  much  defaced 
and  all  that  can  be  dec\^hered  is  as  follows,  but  Holies  has  given 
the  inscription  entire  : 

Hie  :  lacet  :  WiUelmus  :  De  :  Lagare  :  Quondam  :  Archi- 
diaconus  :  Lincolnie  :  et  :  Prebendarius  :  huivs  :  ecclesie  ^ 

A  grey  marble  monument  with  a  white  sarcophagus  against  the 
south  wall  of  the  chancel,  these  arms  over — [Gules],  a  fesse  between 
three  boars'  heads  couped  [erminois],  on  a  canton  the  arms  of 
Ulster  [Becket]  ;  impaling — .  ...  a  lyon^  rampant,  in  chief  three 
mullets  .  .  .  [Wilson].     Crest,  a  boar's  head  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Sir  John  Beckett,  Bart,  |  of 
Somerby  Park  in  this  parish  |  and  of  Leeds  |  in  the  county 
of  York.  I  He  died  Sept.  18,  1826,  |  in  the  84  year  of  his  age.  | 
His  remains  are  deposited  in  the  choir  |  of  the  parish  church 
of  Leeds. 

A  grey  tablet  with  a  white  urn  over  against  the  opposite  wall  : 
Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Richard  Beckett  |  of  the  ]  Cold- 
stream Regiment  of  Guards  |  who  fell  at  the  Battle  of  |  Tala- 
vera  de  la  Rejnia  in  Spain  |  on  the  28  of  July  1809,  |  aged 
27  years.  |  He  was  killed  by  a  musket  shotj  while  actively 
discharging  his  duty  as  |  Brigade  Major  to  the  Brigade  of 
Guards  |  which  formed  part  of  the  British  Army  |  in  that 
memorable  engagement.  |  Dulce  et  decorum  est  pro  Patria 
mori.  I  This  tablet  is  erected  |  by  the  afflicted  father  |  of  a 
dutiful  and  dearly  |  beloved  son. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mary  the  wife  of  William  |  Fulbeck 
of  Dunstall,  Gent.,  |  dyed  November  the  5,  1690,  ]  aged 
34  years.  |  Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  William  Fulbeck 
of  Dunstall,  |  gent.,  dyed  October  the  3,  1717,  j  aged  73 
years. 

Another  collateral  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Mary  the  |  wife  of  John  Wells,  who 
departed  |  this  life  the  20th  day  of  August  1770,  |  aged  50 
years.  |  In  memory  of  John  W^ells  who  |  departed  this 
life  April  15,  1791,  |  aged  69  years.  |  Also  Elizabeth 
Wells  daughter  of  Francis  &  Mary  Wells  who  |  died  an 
infant. 

On  another : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  John  Wells  of  Dunstall,  gent.,  |  dyed 
January  the  8th,  1795,   |  aged  55  years. 

A  stone  also  to  Francis  Wells  and  Marv  his  relict. 


92  CORRINGHAM 

A  brass  plate  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel.     Arms  below — 
Argent,  three  boars'  heads  erazed  vert  [for  Broxholme]  : 

Anno  D'ni  mdcxxxi.  |  To  the  Glorie  of  God  and  for  the  pious 
remem  [  brance  of  their  dear  brethren  Robert  and  Thomas  | 
Broxholm,   gent.,  late    of    Corringham  in  the  countie  of    j 
Lincolne,  deceased,  and   here  interred.     Henry  and   Mary  | 
Broxholme  (yet  surviving)  have  erected  this  memorial,  |  who 
with   their  deceased    brethren    aforenamed    having    |    lived 
together  above  60  yeares,  and  for  the  most  part  of   |   this 
time  in  one  famely  and  most  brotherly  concord,  |  comfortable 
to  each  other,  beloved  of  their  neighbours,  cha-  |  ritable  to 
the  poor,  constant  in  the  profession  of  the   |  true  Religion, 
doe  suppose  (by  the  favour  of  God)  to  dye   |  in  the  same 
Faith  and  here  to  rest  together  with  them  in  |  one  and  the 
same  hope  of  a  Glorious  Resurrection. 
Though  to  be  four  in  person  they  were  knowne, 
Yet  both  in  will  &  minde  thev  were  but  one. 
One  father  on  one  mother  them  begot, 
And  they  made  up  one  fourefold  true-love-knot. 
They  kept  one  famely,  and  which  is  rare 
They  had  no  jarrings  neither  discords  there. 
None  of  them  were  agreeu'd  or  discontent. 
What  either  or  the  other  gave  or  spent. 
In  one  plame  path  they  walked  all  their  dales, 
Nor  judgeng  nor  invieng  others  waies. 
Nor  so  much  seeking  for  the  worlds  esteems 
As  to  be  truly  that  which  they  did  seeme. 
One  Faith,  one  Hope,  one  Love  they  (living)  had, 
Which  them  the  members  of  one  body  made. 
Though  none  of  them  had  husband,  child  or  wife. 
They  mist  no  blessing  of  the  married  life. 
For  to  the  Poore  they  ever  were  insteed 
Of  husband,  wife  and  parent  to  their  need. 
This  they  who  knew  them  witness  and  beleeve, 
That  when  immortal  bodyes  these  receive. 
They  shall  make  up  the  Vergine  traine  of  those 
Who  wait  upon  the  LAMB  where'er  he  goes. 
On  a  brass  plate  against  the  wall  over  the  old  tomb,  on  which  are 
cut  two  figures  of  a  man  and  woman  kneeUng  at  a  desk  or  table 
on  which  is  a  skull,  and  three  children  below.     Above  the  man  is 
the  shield  of  arms —  .  .  .  ,  three  eagles  displayed  gules.     Above 
the  figures  is  written  : 

Mortvorvm  monvmenta  Vivorvm  Docvmenta. 

[Issuing  from  the  mouth  of  the  man  are  the  words  :  Morte  quaesivi 
regnum,  and  from  the  woman's  mouth  the  words  :  Quaesiti  spero 
semper  habere  do  tern.  Lender  the  skull  is  written  Sequentvr,  non 
praecessere.] 


COTES  BY  STOW  93 

On  the  table  is  inscribed  : 

Det  Deus  ut  sit  haereditarium. 

Below  the  figures  is  this  inscription  : 

Memoriae  |  Henrici  Clifford  |  Sacrae  Theologiae  Bacalarei 
istius  ecclesiae  una  cum  |  Stow  prebendarii  huj usque  Vicarii. 
Religionis  |  sinceritate  vitaeque  integritate  celeberrimi 
sacrorum  |  Dei  mysteriorum  oraculi,  verbi  divini  dispensa- 
toris  I  Fidelissimi  ac  frequentissimi.  clucentis  in  vxorem  | 
Elinoram  filiam  Richardi  lackson  gen.  per  quam  |  filios 
habuit  Henricum  Georgium  et  Thomam.  |  Obiit  decimo 
sexto  die  Februarii  A'o  aetatis  52,  |  An.  Dom.  |  1628,  |  Conjux 
maestissima  a  viro  charissimo  |  divisa  has  aereas  lineas 
dicavit. 
In  cineres  PhcEnix  ex  pulvere  nuUus  inanis 

Pulvis  es  aut  parias  funditus  aut  pereas. 
Tu  clerum.  Lector,  populum  tu  consule,  dicunt 

Hoc  aevum  huic  similem  non  peperisse  virum. 
Tetrastichon.  W.  H. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  ds  Q.  xi,  43  ;  L.R.S.  i,  149  ;  Jeans,  20-1,  and 
Supp.,  4.] 

(MS  viii,  195-201.) 
Note 

^  This  should  be  a  wolf.    Mary  the  wife  of  Sir  John  Becket  was 
the  daughter  of  Christopher  Wilson,  bishop  of  Bristol. 


Notes  taken   in   the   church   of   Coates  near  Stow,   4   Septem- 
ber, 1835— 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  wall  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  with 
these  arms — Or,  on  a  chevron  sable,  between  three  demi-lyons 
passant  guardant  gules,  crowned  or,  as  many  cups  covered  of  the 
last  [Butler]  ;  crest — A  horse's  head  couped  quarterly  .  .  . 
and  .  .  .   .  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  ^Ir  Anthony  |  Butler  son  of  Anthony 
Butler  of  |  Coats  in  the  county  of  Lincolne,  |  Esq.,  who  dyed 
the  ninth  day  of  Aprill  |  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  1673,  being  | 
the  last  heire  male  of  this  family. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  there  are  engraved 
figures  of  a  man  in  armour  and  a  female  in  ruff  and  dress  of  the 
end  of  the  fifteenth  century,  kneeling  at  an  altar.  Over  the  man 
are  the  Butler  arms  and  crest ;  over  the  female  the  Tirwhit,  viz. — 
Gules,  three  lapwings  or,  a  mullet  for  difference  ;  and  between 
these  coats,  one  of  the  Butler  and  Tirv\'hit  arms  impaled.  These 
arms  have  all  originally  been  coloured.     Beneath  the  two  principal 


94  COTES   BY   STOW 

figures  are  five  sons  and  three  daughters  kneeling  at  an  altar.  The 
sons  have  these  names  over  them,  (1)  Joannes,  (2)  Gulielmus, 
(3)  Carolus,  (4)  Antonius,  (5)  Thomas.  John  and  Charles  carry- 
skulls  in  their  hands.  The  girls  have  these  names  over,  (1)  Helena, 
(2)  Martha,  (3)  Helena.  The  first  Helena  carries  a  skull.  This 
inscription  beneath  : 

Carolus  primogenitus  Antonii  Butler  de  Cotes  juxta  |  Stowe 
beatse  Mariae  armigeri  duxit  Douglassiam  |  Marmaduci  Tirwhit 
de  Scotter  armigeri  tertiam  fiham.  |  Obiit  Aprilis  xvii,  MDcn, 
annum  agens  xlh. 

Another  brass  on  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  represents  a  man 
in  armour  and  a  female  in  a  ruff  with  hands  clasped  ;  and  between 
them  is  a  babe  placed  upright  in  swaddling  clothes,  and  over  it  the 
arms  of  Butler  impaling — A  saltier  (Yorke).  Over  the  Butler 
arms  is  the  Butler  crest ;  over  those  of  Yorke  a  monkey's  head 
erazed.     Above  the  shield  is  this  legend  in  church  text : 

Non    habemus    hie    manentem    ciuitatem     |     sed     futuram 

inquirimus. 

Under  the  baby  is  this  inscription  : 

Priscilla  unica  |  eorum  proles  |  obiit  infans. 

And  under  the  whole  is  this  inscription  : 

Hie  subtus  requiescit  Gulielmus  Butler  filius  Antonii  |  Butler 
de  Cotes  in  comitatu  Lincoln  armigeri  natu  |  secundus  qui 
duxit  in  uxorem  Elizabetham  Georgii  |  Yorke  de  Ashby  in 
Kesteven  eiusdem  comitatus  |  armigeri  Filiam  Qui  quidem 
Gulielmus  immatura  |  morte  praereptus  obiit  uicesimo  octauo 
die  Aprilis  |  Anno  domini  1590,  et  sue  aetatis  26. 

On  an  altar  tomb  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  a  brass  of  the 
Butler  arms,  impaling — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  On  a  chief  three 
martlets  [Wogan] ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Paly  of  six,  on  a  fess  gules 
three  mullets  [?  Meyrick].  This  altar  tomb  is  obviously  the  one 
of  Henry  Hansard. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  an  inscription  is  thus  far  legible.  It  is 
round  the  verge  : 

Hie  simul  humati  jacent 

Generosi  prostrati 

Hansard  Henncus  uxor  [Joanna]  Ricardw* 

[Filius,  et  haeres  eorum], 

Cui  detur  Nardus. 

[Caelicus]  rex  Jh'us  quibus  [sit]  modo  propitius.     Amen. 

In  the  south  window  of  the  nave  is  some  painted  glass  of  the  Tirwhit 
arms,  and  to  the  west  of  the  mullion — Argent,  a  fleur  de  lis  sable 
[Fishbourne].  In  one  of  the  panes  above  is  an  ^.  On  the  north 
side  of  the  nave  in  a  window  are  the  Butler  arms. 


COVENHAM   ST   BARTHOLOMEW  95 

On  a  stone  in  the  chancel  an  inscription  (R)  of  which  all  that  is 
legible  is  as  follows  : 

Hie  quon[dam  in  orbe  vivens]  Hansard  Henricus  [humatur, 
Armiger,  anna  gerens,  honor  sic  cito  superatur. 
Uxores  binas  habens,  Joanna  Aliciaque]  vocantur 
Sub  lapide  [que  latens,  horum  et]  corpora  in  pace  locantur. 
There  is  a  beautiful  carved  oak  screen  and  over  it  a  rood  loft 
quite  perfect.     The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  and 
bell  turret  at  the  west  end.     There  is  a  recess  on  the  north  side  of 
the  nave  which  has  held  a  tomb.     It  is  altogether  a  very  interesting 
little  building,  and  owes  probably  to  its  secluded  situation    the 
preservation  of  its  brasses  and  old  flat  stones.    Not  many  years 
ago  I  understand  the  windows  were  full  of  painted  glass  which 
were  wantonly  shot  at  and  broke  by  a  resident  at  the  farm. 
[See  also  L.R.S.  i,   145-6  ;    Jeans,   19-20.] 

(MS  vii,  65-68.) 

Cobenljam  S>t  JBartljolometo 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Covenham  St  Barth^, 
24  August,  1835— 

On  a  stone  at  the  west  end  in  the  wall  is  an  inscription  to  John 
Wallis  who  died  Dec^  27,  1773,  set.  73,  and  Mary  his  wife  died 
May  15,  1776,  set.  76. 

In  the  chest  in  the  church  are  preserved  the  brasses^  which  had 

been  taken  from  an  old  stone  in  the  chancel,  one  is  the  brass  figure 

of  a  man  in  plate  armour  with  his  hands  clasped  before  him,  and 

a  lion  at  his  feet,  the  other  has  this  inscription  in  church  text : 

Hie  iacet  Joh'es  Skypwyth  armiger  qui  obiit  xv  die  mensis  | 

Julii   Anno   D'ni   Mill'imo    ccccxv   cujus  a^nime   propicietwr 

dews.     Amen. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave,  chancel,  and  south  transept  rather 
small,  with  a  wooden  low  tower  at  the  intersection.  In  the  chancel 
is  a  stone  (R)  in  which  has  been  a  figure  and  two  shields  now  taken 
out,  and  another  smaller  one  similarly  deprived.  The  font  is 
curious,  though  not  nearly  in  such  good  preservation  as  in  the 
sister  church.  It  is  an  octagon,  having  the  representation  of  the 
Trinity  on  one  and  the  Virgin  on  another  pannell,  and  in  the  other 
the  apostles  in  pairs,  St  Peter  with  his  keys,  St  Andrew  with  his 
saltier.  The  base  is  supported  by  four  angels  each  holding  a  shield, 
but  the  bearing  effaced.     There  is  a  south  porch  and  three  bells. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  db  Q.  x,  205  ;   Jeans,  21-2.] 

(MS  vi,  111-112.) 
Note 

^  These  brasses  are  now  affixed  to  a  stone  in  the  floor  of  the 
chancel,  which  covers  the  grave  of  John  Skipwith,  1415. 


96  COVENHAM   ST   MARY 

Cobenljam  ^t  jUlarp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  24  August,  1835 — This  is  a  handsome 
church,  though  small.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  with  an 
embattled  tower  at  the  west  end,  and  a  south  porch.  The  windows 
are  perpendicular  and  contain  remains  of  painted  glass.  In  one 
is  a  turreted  tower  depicted.  In  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel 
is  a  cinqfoyled  ogee  arch,  seemingly  a  tomb,  but  no  figure  is 
remaining.  In  the  south  wall  is  a  piscina  in  which  it  is  said  the 
water  rises  in  summer.  The  font  is  very  beautiful  and  curious. 
It  is  octagonal,  supported  on  a  fluted  shaft  and  bearing  the  emblems 
of  the  Crucifixion  on  shields.  On  one  shield  is  a  lantern  (?).  It  is 
ornamented  round  the  lower  edge  with  a  border  of  strawberry  leaves 
very  beautifully  sculptured,  and  at  the  upper  edge  with  the  ball  and 
hollow  moulding.  It  is  altogether  in  very  beautiful  preservation. 
A  stone  in  the  chancel  has  had  an  inscription  and  two  shields  in 
brass  now  gone. 

On  another  is  cut : 

Mccccxxxi       cuius       amme       propicietur 

deus 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  x,  205.] 

(MS  vi,  113.) 

Cobbit 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  6th  August,  1835 — The  church  con- 
sists of  a  nave  and  chancel,  the  former  of  brick  only,  and  a  tower 
of  stone,  which  is  thatched,  at  y^  west  end.  The  tower  leans 
slightly  to  the  west  as  if  the  foundations  had  sunk.  In  it  are  a  good 
perpendicular  door  and  window,  and  above  the  window  is  a 
tabernacled  niche  from  whence  a  statue  has  been  removed.  In 
the  chancel  are  four  grotesque  heads  supporting  the  ribs  of  the 
roof.  On  the  south  side  of  the  altar  is  a  piscina.  In  the  vestry 
is  the  fragment  of  a  cross  which  appears  to  have  been  removed 
from  the  churchyard. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  |  Mrs  Elizabeth  wife  of  |  the  Rev*^  Joseph 
Mills,  I  who  died  Aug*  8th,  1763,  \  ^tatis  suae  25.  |  Also  | 
two  of  their  sons  who  died  |  infants.  |  St  John  5th,  ver.  28-29.  j 
The  hour  is  coming  in  the  which  all  that  |  Are  in  the  graves 
shall  hear  his  voice  |  And  shall  come  forth. 

Close  inside  the  south  porch  is  the  fragment  of  an  old  stone  (D) 
which  has  once  had  an  inscription  roimd  the  edge  in  y*  church 
text.  |B 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  cfc  Q.  x,  206  ;   Churches  of  Holland.]  {H 

(MS  vi,  7-8.)    ^ 


I 


CROFT  97 

Creeton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  15  August,  1837 — This  is  a  small 
church  consisting  of  a  nave,  chancel,  a  small  south  transept,  and 
a  tower  and  spire  of  Early  English  character  at  y^  west  end.  The 
general  character  of  y®  church  is  Norman.  The  arch  separating 
the  nave  from  y«  chancel  is  of  that  age  and  there  is  a  curious  south 
door  in  y«  same  style.  There  has  been  formerly  a  north  aisle  as 
appears  from  two  Norman  arches  bricked  up  in  y*  wall.  The 
window  of  y®  transept  is  lancet,  and  y«  east  window  modem  in 
imitation.  The  arches  in  the  wall  have  low  plain  columns.  The 
arch  from  y®  nave  to  y^  tower  is  between  Norman  and  Early  English. 
There  are  two  bells.  The  font  is  octagonal  on  a  round  pillar.  The 
church  contains  no  monumental  inscription  of  any  kind,  but  there 
has  been  a  brass  plate  in  a  stone  now  gone  (D).  In  the  churchyard 
is  the  lid  of  a  stone  coflfin.  The  church  is  prettily  situated  on  a 
hill  looking  over  the  few  houses  that  compose  the  village. 

(MS  ix,  95.) 

Croft 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  21  July,  1834 — This  is  a  handsome 
church.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  divided  by  five  pointed 
lofty  arches  resting  on  octagonal  columns,  a  chancel,  south  porch, 
and  pinnacled  tower  at  the  west  end.  The  chancel  and  east  end 
of  the  aisles  are  divided  off  by  a  very  beautiful  carved  screen.  The 
pulpit  is  of  carved  oak,  very  handsome,  bearing  the  date  1615, 
and  the  inscription  '  William  Worship  Doctor  in  Divinitie  '.  In 
the  nave  is  a  brass  eagle  and  stand  for  the  lesson  reading  ;  there 
is  a  considerable  quantity  of  antient  pewing  ;  the  font  is  octagonal 
pannelled  with  shields  in  niches  on  a  very  large  basement  stone. 
In  the  wall  south  of  the  altar  is  a  plain  piscina.  On  the  door  of 
the  south  porch  is  this  inscription  in  capitals  outside,  '  God 
save  the  King  1633',  inside  '  Harbar :  Newst  Eade :  Gorge 
Whiting,  church  wardones  '. 

On  the  south-west  buttress  of  the  tower  high  up  is  this  inscription 
cut  in  capitals  : 

Mr  John  Person  |  And  Richard  |  Corbett  |  churchwarde  |  ns, 

Mr  Everard  |  Deighton  vicar  |  Ao  D'ni  1656. 

On  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  is  a  very  handsome  monument 
of  marble.  On  an  altar  tomb  under  an  arch  is  the  figure  of  a 
knight  in  haK  armour,  bare  headed,  with  peaked  beard,  kneeling 
before  a  desk,  and  his  lady  opposite  to  him  in  black  gown  with 
leading  strings,  and  at  the  top  are  these  arms — Argent,  three 
martlets  in  pale  sable  between  two  flaunches  of  the  last  each 
charged  with  a  lion  passant  guardant  of  the  field  [Browne].     Crest 


98  CROFT 

— A  griffin's  head  ermine  between  two  wings  sable.     At  the  base 

of  the  tomb  are  the  sculptures  of  eight  sons  and  seven  daughters. 

This  inscription  on  a  black  slab  in  capitals  over  the  heads  of  the 

large  figures  : 

Memorise  sacrum  |  Heere  lyeth  Valentine  Browne,  knight,  | 
Sonne  &  heire  to  S^  Valentine  Browne,  |  which  was  treasurer 
and  vitteler  of  |  Barwicke,  &  dyed  treasurer  of  Ireland  |  in 
y^  Raigne  of  Queene  Elizabeth.  He  mar  |  ried  Elizabeth 
Monson  one  of  y®  daughters  |  of  S'  John  Monson  of  North 
Charlton.  They  |  lyved  together  25  years  &  had  yssue  |  8 
sonnes  &  7  daughters,  S'  Valentine,  John,  [  Thomas,  William, 
Henery,  Edmond,  Antho  |  ny,  &  Robert,  Elizabeth,  Mary, 
Jane,  Ann,  |  Isbeth,  Margaret,  &  Katharine.  |  Thys  tombe 
was  erected  by  John  Browne  |  second  son  to  S'  Valentine 
Browne  |  at  his  own  proper  coste  &  charge. 

A  black  tablet  at  the  side  of  the  monument  bears  this  in  common 

character  : 

Prsedicat  iste  lapis  quod  tu  moriare  Viator  |  Qui  subtus  jacet 
hie  venere  te  docuit  |  Fortis  erat  prudens  bene  largus 
Religiosus  |  Sic  sibi  sicque  suis  vixerat  atque  Deo  |  Cui  lavs 
et  honor  in  aetemum. 

On  the  eastern  pillar  on  a  similar  tablet  nearly  illegible  is  this  in 

capitals  : 

All  buildings  are  but  monuments  for  Death, 
All  cloths  but  winding  sheets  for  our  last  knell, 
All  daintes  fattening  for  the  worms   beneath. 
All  curious  musick  but  a  passing  bell. 
Thus  death  is  nobly  waited  on  for  why 
All  things  we  have  is  but  Death's  livery. 

A  monument  apparently  copied  from  the  last,  being  exactly  similar, 
having  the  arms  and  crest  of  Browne  above,  and  the  two  kneeling 
figures  with  the  inscription  on  a  black  slab  : 

Memorise  sacrum.  |  Here  lyeth  Jo.  Browne  second  sonne 
of  I  S""  Valentine  Browne,  knt,  &  servant  to  |  Kinge  James 
in  his  Privy  Chamber  who  |  had  two  wives,  y®  first  was  Cicely 
Kirkman  |  one  of  y^  daughters  &  heires  of  WiUi  |  am  Kirkman 
of  Easter  Keale  in  the  |  covntie  of  Lincolne  gent.  She  lived  | 
with  him  but  20  weekes,  &  dyed  with  |  out  issue,  setatis  21, 
1614.  I  The  other  wife  was  Francis  Herbert  j  one  of  y®  daughters 
of  Richard  Herbert,  |  Esq.,  of  Montgomery  Castell,  she  lived 
&  I  had  issue  by  him  [blank]. 

At  the  south  east  comer  of  the  nave  is  a  large  monument  of  stone 
flanked  by  two  pillars,  and  surmounted  by  these  arms — Sable  a 
fesse  or  [Bond].  Crest — A  saracen's  head  in  profile  proper  ;  with 
this  motto — '  Plus  splendet  in  Atro  '.     Below  is  a  skull  and  the 


CROWLAND  99 

arms  are  repeated  on  the  pillars  and  the  frieze.     The  inscription  is 

in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  Willyam  Bonde  gentlman  |  who  dyed  Anno 
Dom.  1559  leaving  two  |  sonnes  Nicholas  Doctor  in  Divinitie  | 
and  George  Doctor  in  Physicke,  the  i  elder  sonne  who  dyed 
the  ...  I  ....  et  etatis  .  .  .  And  here  is  buryed,  |  which 
in  remembrance  of  his  most  kynd  |  father  haith  erected  this 
lytle  moniment.  |  Bondus  eram  doctor  medicus  nunc 
vermibus  esca  |  Corpus  terra  tegit  spiritus  astra  petit  |  Ardua 
scrutando,  cura,  morbis,  senioque  |  Vita  molesta  fuit  mors 
mihi  grata  quies. 

On  the  floor  at  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  is  a  large  stone  having 
once  had  the  brasses  of  two  figures  with  inscription,  and  a  smaller 
one  close  by  with  one  figure  and  inscription,  all  now  gone. 

A  lozenge  shaped  canvas  framed  tablet  (D)  against  the  south  wall 
bears  this  inscription  in  capitals,  the  date  is  torn  : 

The  Reverend  |  and  learned  D^  |  William  Wor-  |  ship,  S.T.P., 

De-  I  ceased  Dec.  24,  |  1625. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  floor  below  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Agnes  Worship  |  a  woman  matchless 
both  for  wisdom  and  |  godlyness.  She  was  the  wyfe  of 
William  |  Worship,  doctor  of  Divinitie,  and  |  minister  of 
Croft,  and  departed  this  [  life  the  6  daie  of  Maye  Anno  1615. 

At  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  is  a  large  stone  having  in  brass 
the  bust  of  a  knight  in  hauberk  and  chaperon  of  mail  with  his 
hands  clasped  ;  two  shields  below  now  gone  ;  and  an  inscription 
round  almost  effaced,  and  what  is  left  illegible. 

[See  also   Lines.  N.  <fe    Q.    xi,    232-5  ;    Oldfield,  Wainfleel,  pp. 
135-9;    Jeans,  22.] 

(MS  iv,  247-252.) 

Croblanb 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  August  7,  1835 — 

A  black  stone  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

Beneath  |  lieth  Mary  the  |  wife  of  Robert  |  Darby  who 
departed  |  this  life  January  the  19th,  |  1728-9,  aged  30 
years,  |  cujus  animae  propitietur  |  Deus.  |  She  whose  un- 
blemished life  a  husband  blessed  |  From  cares  &  labour 
here  is  come  to  rest  |  Chaste  Love  and  tender  Mother  all  thats 
good  I  she  daily  shewed  as  well  as  understood  |  The  poor 
have  lost  a  friend  I  a  good  wife  |  But  she  I  trust  hath  gained 
eternal  life. 

A  painted  tablet  to  the  east  of  the  last  (R)  : 

Beneath  |  this  stone  lieth  |  interred  the  body  of  |  Franc^ 
Cherrington    |    relict  of    \    William   Cherrhigton    1    who   died 


100  CROWLAND 

Aug :  1,  1787,  |  aged  LX  years.  |  Reader  stay,  it  is  but  just  i 
Thou  dost  not  tread  on  common  dust  |  For  underneath  this 
stone  doth  lie  |  One  whose  name  can  never  die  |  Trace  her 
through  all  the  series  of  Life  j  You'll  find  her  free  from  envy 
hate  &  strife. 
Another  painted  tablet  close  by  but  on  the  east  wall  in  capitals 

(R): 

Here  lieth  interred  |  the  body  of  Mr  James  |  Brown  late  of 
Crow-  I  land  who  departed  this  life  Octob'"  y^  25,  1684.  And 
he  gave  by  |  surrender  for  a  |  charitable  use  ele  |  ven  acres  of 
land  unto  y®  Poor  |  of  Crowland  for  ever,  |  and  did  appoint 
Mr  James  Hampson  W™  |  Maltby  &  William  Antony  feoffees  | 
in  trust  to  dispose  |  of  the  rent  year  |  ly  upon  St  James  [  his 
day. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  : 

In  memory  of  |  Luke  Cowley,  gent.,  ]  who  departed  this 
life  I  October  18*^,  1723,  |  aged  84.  |  The  same  propitious 
day  which  gave  him  birth  |  after  a  life  well  spent  resumed  his 
breath.  |  In  memory  of  Mary  the  |  relict  of  Luke  Cowley, 
gent.,  I  who  departed  this  life  |  February  the  15,  1730,  | 
aged  81. 

A  black  stone  south  of  the  last  in  capitals  : 

The  Rev<^  James  Blundell,  Rector  |  of  this  parish  25  years,  | 
died  March  24,  1834,  |  aged  61.  |  James  Whitsed  Blundell  | 
died  Jany  29,  1826,  |  aged  14.  |  Anne  Radcliffe  relict  of  |  John 
Radcliffe,  gent.,  ]  late  of  Athertone,  Lancashire  |  died 
April  2d  1821,  I  aged  72. 

On  an  old  stone  partly  hid  under  the  altar  rails  : 

re  y®  body  of  | John  Baley  |  .  .  .  .  th  who 

died  I ye  11,  1714,   | ed  74  years  |   .  .  .  . 

XI  monethes. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

Here  |  lie  the  remains  of  |  the  |  Rev'^  Moor  Scribo  b.a.  |  rector 
of  this  parish  |  42  years,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  July  the 
13tb,  1808,  I  in  the  85th  year  |  of  his  |  age. 

Another  more  to  the  west : 

Under  this  stone  |  lies  the  body  |  of  |  Robert  Lincoln,  esq.,  j 
who  died  Dec^  28,  1810,  |  aged  55  years. 

A  grey  marble  monument  with  the  inscription  in  a  white  oval, 

surmounted  by  an  urn  : 

Near  |  this  place  in  a  vault  |  lie  the  remains  of  William 
Wyche  ]  who  departed  this  life  |  Dec'"  7,  1807,  aged  57  years.  | 
Spes  in  Deo.  |  William  son  of  William  &  Abigail  Wyche  | 
died  Jany  28,  1810,  aged  28  years.  |  Multis  ille  bonis  flebilis 
occidit.  I  Abigail  Wyche  relict  of  |  William  Wyche  senior  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  March  16,  1834,  |  aged  82  years. 


CROWLAND  101 

A  grey  and  white  marble  monument  surmounted  with  a  sarcophagus 

to  the  west  of  the  last : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Smith  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  19  Nov.  1826,  |  aged  52  years.  |  Also  of  Mary  daughter 
of  I  John  &  Mary  Smith  |  who  departed  this  life  |  13  January 
1824,   I  aged  21  years. 

To  the  west  of  the  last  is  a  white  and  veined  marble  monument 

with  a  cherub  over  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mary  the  wife  of  |  Zachariah  Fovargue  |  who 
departed  this  life  20  Feb^  |  1763,  aged  39  years.  |  To  the 
memory  of  |  Zachariah  Fovargue  |  who  departed  this  life 
ye  2ist  (Jay  of  I  June  1778,  aged  69  years,  |  Also  Zachariah 
their  son  aged  18  months. 

A  painted  stone  tablet  more  to  the  west : 

In  memory  |  of  |  Martha  relict  of  |  Zach.  Fovargue  who 
departed  this  life  j  April  y*  27,  1792,  |  aged  58  years. 

A  wooden  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  nave  : 

Beneath  this  place  six  |  foot  in  length  against  y*  Clarks  |  pew 
lyeth  ye  body  of  M^  |  Ab™  Baly.  He  died  ye  3^  of  Jan.  |  1704. 
Also  y^  body  of  Mary  his  |  widow,  she  dyed  y^  21  of  May 
1705.  I  Also  ye  body  of  Abr°i  son  of  y®  |  s<^  Ab™  &  Mary: 
He  died  y^  13  Jan.  |  1704.  |  Also  2  w^b  dyed  in  there  |  enfantry 
[sic].  Mans  life  is  like  |  unto  a  winter's  day.  Some  brake  | 
there  fast  &  so  departs  away.  |  Others  stay  dinner  then 
departs  full  |  fed.  The  longest  age  but  supps  &  |  goes  to 
bed.  O  Reader  then  behold  |  &  see  as  wee  are  now,  so  you 
must  be.   |   1706. 

On  a  stone  tablet  against  the  north  wall  at  the  west  end  : 

To  ye  memory  of  |  Anne  ye  wife  of  John  Crawford,  esq.,  | 
who  was  buried  Sept  ye  6,  1731.  |  Also  Jn  Crawford,  esq.,  | 
who  was  buried  April  9,  1762,  aged  75  years,  j  and  Jennet 
ye  wife  of  Hugh  Crawford,  m.d.  |  Also  Ch^  Crawford  |  son 
of  the  said  John  &  Anne  Crawford  |  who  was  buried  Jan^ 
ye  12,  1778,  aged  60  years,  |  and  Hugh  Cra\\^ord,  m.d.,  |  son 
of  the  above  Jn^  and  |  Ann  Crawford,  died  Sept.  ye  27,  1788,| 
aged  72  years.  |  Also  M^s  Margaret  the  second  |  wife  to  the 
above  D^  Hugh  Crawford,  |  died  Feb.  ye  1,  1801,  aged 
76  years. 

On  a  black  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

In  memory  of  |  Susannah  the  |  wife  of  Robert  Sharpe,  gent.,  | 
who  departed  ]  this  life  the  2*^  |  day  of  February  |  Anno  Dom. 
1724,  I  aged  56. 

On  another  stone  more  to  the  west : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Step.  Cherrington,  gent.,  |  late  of 
Postland,  |  departed  this  life  Feb.  5,  |  1826,  |  aged  72  years. 


102  CROWLAND 

A  small  brass  plate  against  the  north  wall  : 

Beneath  are  interred  the  remains  of  |  Joseph  Bothway  |  who 
died  July  12,  1812,  |  aged  70  years.  |  Also  Mary  &  Catherine 
his  daughters  who   |  died  infants. 

In  the  space  under  the  tower  are  stones  to  the  memory  of  the 
Hurry's,  Knighton's,  Harrison's,  Cowling  &  Robartts. 

Over  the  inner  door  of  the  porch  of  the  tower,  outside,  is  a  wooden 
tablet  with  the  following  inscription  painted  on  it  in  some  parts 
very  faintly  : 

William  Hill  sexton 32  |  years,  lost  his 

sight  by  walking  in  snow  when  40  |  years  of  age,  &  yet  he 
acquir'i  all  the  facili-  |  ties  of  those  who  meet  this  malady 
in  youth.  |  His  acuteness  almost  superseded  this  loss,  since  | 
he  could  walk  in  and  about  the  town,  &  could  |  go  in  the 
churchyard  and  find  each  &  every  |  grave  he  was  desired 
to  point  out.  He  died  |  Jan^  27,  1792,  aged  65  |  years.  | 
Deus  nobis  haec  otia  fecit.  |  To  record  his  singular  faculties  & 
their  esteem  |  The  parishioners  erected  this  tablet  in  1818. 

[See  also  Churches  of  Holland  ;  G.M.,  1796,  part  ii,  920-1  ;  1829, 
part  i,  209;    1841,  parti,  604.] 

(MS  V,  221-231.) 

Beeping  ^t  James; 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  21  July,  1831 — This  church  has  been 
lately  repewed  and  floored.  The  pews  are  neat  and  adorned  with 
tracery  work.  The  pew  belonging  to  Mr  Pawlett  has  the  arms  of 
Sir  Thomas  Whichcote  on  small  shields  round  the  pew,  viz. — 
Ermine,  two  boars  passant  [gules]  ;  on  an  inescucheon — the  arms 
of  Ulster.  The  pew  of  Mrs  Greaves  has  his  arms  in  the  same 
manner.  The  font  has  been  moved  from  its  original  situation 
under  which  there  was  a  well  of  water. 

On  a  black  marble  tablet  against  the  wall  at  the  east  end  of  the 
south  aisle  with  an  um  over  and  a  cherubim  under  : 

Near  this  place  |  lieth  interred  the  body  of  Jane  |  the  wife 
of  y^  Rev^  David  Walker,  |  clerk,  vicar  of  Baston  &  curate  | 
of  this  parish,  daughter  &  only  child  |  of  Thos  &  Sarah 
Bailley  of  this  |  parish,  whose  ingenuous  mind,  gentle  | 
manners,  religious  disposition,  |  filial  piety  &  conjugal  aflec- 
tion,  I  rendered  her  the  delight  of  her  |  parents,  the  joy  of 
her  husband,  &  |  a  pattern  for  all,  she  lived  much  |  respected 
&  died  greatly  &  deservedly  |  lamented  May  the  22^^,  1752,  j 
aged  21  years. 

On  a  black  tablet,  close  by  the  south  door,  of  marble  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  j  of  Samuel  Sharpe. 
gent.,  I  late  of  this  parish,  |  who  departed  this  life  in  peace  | 


DEEPING  ST  JAMES  103 

the  5**1  day  of  October,  |  in  the  64  year  of  his  age,  |  Ann. 
Dom.  1765.  |  With  him  expired  a  sincere  friend,  |  a  desirable 
companion,  and  an  honest  man. 

On  a  black  and  white  stone  tablet  over  the  south  door  : 

Near  this  place  lie  the  remains  |  of  William  Buck  |  who  died 
March  29,  1778,  |  aged  59  years,  |  Anne  his  wife  who  died 
June  P*,  I  1768,  aged  33  years,  |  Thomas  their  son  who 
died  I  June  21,  1780,  aged  21  |  years. 

In  the  vestry  room  is  a  stone  tablet,  the  upper  part  of  which  is 
hidden  by  the  ceiling  ;    what  is  visible  is  (D)  : 

Also  Mary  his  wife  died  |  June  the  3^'^,  1800,  |  aged  60  years. 

On  a  handsome  grey  marble  pyramidal  monument  against  the  wall 
at  the  west  end  of  the  north  aisle,  with  an  urn  above  and  these 
arms  under— Azure,  an  estoile  or  [Hogard]  ;  impaled  with — 
Argent,  on  a  bend  gules  three  boars'  heads  of  the  first.  Crest — A 
boar's  head  argent.  The  inscription  is  on  white  marble  in  two 
compartments  : 

(1)  Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Deanes  Hogard  Esq.  | 
who  departed  this  life  June  9*^,  1798,  |  aged  45  years.  |  He 
was  one  of  his  Majesty's  |  Deputy  Lieutenants  for  the  |  County 
of  Lincoln,  also  a  Lieutenant  |  in  a  troop  of  Cavalry,  |  raised 
by  the  Hundred  of  Ness,  |  in  defence  of  monarchy  and  for  j 
the  protection  of  property.  |  His  mind  was  adorned  with 
much  I  useful  knowledge  &  in  him  shone  |  with  peculiar 
brightness  the  valuable  |  qualities  of  hospitality,  generosity  | 
and  integrity.  |  His  widow,  Susanna  Hogard,  sensible  |  of  his 
merit  and  out  of  pure  conjugal  |  affection,  has  caused  this 
monument  |  to  be  erected  to  his  memory. 

(2)  Also  to  the  memory  |  of  Thomas  Hogard,  gent.,  |  who 
died  May  the  31^*,  1794,  |  aged  77  years.  |  Also  of  Ann  his 
wife  I  who  died  April  the  27th,  1785,  |  aged  69  years,  |  father  & 
mother  of  the  |  said  John  Deanes  Hogard,  Esq.  |  Also  of 
Sarah  Hogard  former  wife  |  of  John  Deanes  Hogard,  Esq.,  | 
who  died  January  the  16,  1790,  |  aged  32  years.  |  Also  of 
Thomas  Hogard  his  |  brother,  who  died  April  2211^,  1782,  | 
aged  32  years,  |  and  of  Ann  Sharp  |  his  grandmother,  |  who 
died  March  4*^,  1774,  |  aged  86  years,  |  Also  of  Ehzabeth 
Kingston  |  his  aunt,  who  died  January  the  7*^^  1785,  |  aged 
54  years. 

Below  this  monument  on  the  floor  are  these  stones  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  interred  |  the  body  of  |  Mr  Thomas  Hogard  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  April  the  22nd,  1782,  |  aged  xxxii  years. 

On  another  more  to  the  eastward  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Mrs  Elizabeth  Kingston  |  wife  of 
Mr  Edward  Kingston,  |  and  preceding  him  the  wife  of  |  Mr 


104  DEEPING   ST  JAMES 

Henry  Hogard.  |  She  departed  this  life  |  January  the  7th, 
1785,  aged  54  years. 

On  another  to  the  eastward  of  the  preceding  : 

John  Deanes  Hogard  |  died  June  9th,  1798,  |  aged  45. 

In  the  chancel  are  these  grave  stones  : 

Beneath  this  stone  lie  interred  |  the  remains  |  of  Ann  relict 
of  I  John  Pawlett  |  who  departed  this  life  |  August  y®  26th, 
1798,   I  aged  61  years. 

On  another  stone  with  these  arms  cut  above — Per  fess  crenelle 
....  and  ....  in  chief  a  dove  rising,  in  base  a  fleur  de 
lis  ...  .  [for  Mason]  : 

In  memory  of  |  Thomas  Mason,  gent.,  |  who  died  March  27th,  | 

1765,   j  aged  75. 

On  another  stone  : 

Here's  |  buried  the  remains  of  |  John  Pawlett,  |  who  died 
Nov.  27th,  1786,  |  aged  50.  |  Also  John  son  of  y^  said  |  John  & 
Ann  his  wife,  |  who  died  in  his  |  infancy. 

On  another  stone  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Ann  wife  of  |  John  Pawlett  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  February  y^  18,  |  1777,  |  in  the  60  year  of 
her  I  age. 

On  another  stone  : 

In  memory  of  |  Joseph  Fairchild  |  who  died  |  May  y^  27, 
1802,   I  aged  64  years. 

On  another  stone  : 

Near  this  place  lieth  |  the  |  remains  of  |  Samuel  Pawlett 
who  died  |  June  y^  24th,  1782,  |  aged  28  years. 

On  another  stone  : 

In  memory  of  |  John  Fairchild  |  who  died  |  June  3^  17,  1812,  | 
aged  17  years. 

On  another  grave  stone  : 

In  memory  of  |  Fra^  Fairchild  |  who  died  |  March  y*'  10th, 
1794,  I  in  the  |  25th  year  of  his  age. 

The  living  of  Deeping  St  James  is  in  the  gift  of  Sir  Thomas 
Whichcote,  Bart.,  and  the  incumbent  is  the  Rev*^  [Christopher] 
Whichcote. 

Close  by  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel,  under  some  tracery  work 
on  a  raised  slab,  is  the  figure  of  a  knight  cut  in  stone,  but  it  is  so 
much  effaced  that  nothing  can  be  discovered  but  the  rude  shape  of 
the  figure. 

[See  also  L.R.8.  i,  198.] 

(MS  i,  5-12.) 


MARKET  DEEPING  105 

iJlarfeet  keeping 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  25  July,  1831 — 

On  a  black  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel, 
with  an  um  above,  this  inscription  on  grey  marble  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  William  Bailey,  Esq.,  j  who  died  February 

1st,  1812,  I  aged  87  years. 

On  a  handsome  black  and  grey  pyramidal  monument  against  the 
north  wall  of  the  chancel,  with  these  arms  above — Gules,  on  a 
bend  ermine  three  fleur  de  lis  sable  ;  impaling — Azure,  a  cinquefoil 
ermine  within  a  bordure  engrailed  or  [Ashley] ;  and  this  inscription 
on  white  marble  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev*'  Andrew  Borradale  and  Frances 
his  wife,  |  after  an  education  in  the  Charter  House  |  and  at 
Jesus  College  in  Cambridge  |  where  he  took  the  degree  of 
M.A.  He  was  made  a  |  Lieutenant  of  the  Dragoons  by  the 
Duke  of  Marlborough  |  in  the  year  1706  ;  he  married  the 
daughter  of  |  Colonel  Jacob  Ashley  of  the  County  of  Norfolk,  | 
soon  after  which  he  quitted  the  army,  |  entered  into  holy 
orders  &  became  rector  of  this  place,  |  where  he  constantly 
resided  for  the  space  of  42  years,  |  and  for  a  long  time  acted 
as  one  of  his  |  Majesty's  Justices  of  the  Peace.  |  He  had  issue 
by  her  14  children,  |  of  whom  four  only  survived  him.  |  He 
died  March  the  23,  1752,  aged  68  years,  |  and  lies  interred 
in  a  vault  below  with  Frances  his  wife  |  who  died  March  the 
3rd,  1741,  aged  60  years.  |  As  a  testimony  of  his  duty  & 
gratitude  their  youngest  son  |  Captain  Jacob  Borradale 
caused  this  monument  to  be  erected. 

On  a  flat  stone  (R)  in  the  chancel  with  these  arms  cut  above — an 
escutcheon  within  an  orle  of  martlets  [for  Maydwell]  ;  impaling — 
....  on  a  chevron  between  three  martlets  ...  as  many  fleur 
de  lis  [?  Massingham]  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev**  Lawrence  Maydwell,  a.b.,  |  36  years 
Rector  of  this  parish,  |  who  died  the  14  of  March  1788,  |  aged 
68  years,  |  also  of  |  Katharine  Maydwell  his  mother  |  who 
died  the  28  of  December  1762,   |  aged  76  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  to  the  north  of  the  last  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  James  Bradfute,  m.a.,  |  curate  of 
this  parish,  |  who  died  June  y®  18,  1789,  |  aged  76  years. 

On  another  flat  stone  (R)  more  to  the  north  : 

Beneath  |  are  deposited  the  mortal  remains  of  |  the  Rev*' 
Joseph  Monkhouse,  |  upwards  of  28  years  rector  of  this 
parish,  |  who  died  |  the  4th  of  September  1828,  |  in  the  66th 
year  of  his  age,  |  also  |  Elizabeth  his  wife  |  who  died  |  the 
12th  of  April  1816,  |  in  the  63rd  year  of  her  age.  |  The  memory 
of  the  just  is  blessed. 


106  MARKET  DEEPING 

On  a  flat  stone  (R)  to  the  east  of  the  above  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Anna  Maria  Maydwell,  |  widow  and  relict 
of  I  the  Rev^J  Lawrence  Maydwell,  |  who  died  Sept.  24th, 
1803,   I  aged  82  years. 

To  the  south  of  the  above  on  a  flat  stone  (R)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Eleanor  Maydwell  |  eldest  daughter  of  |  the 
Rev^  Lawrence  Maydwell  |  and  Anna  Maria  his  wife  |  who 
died  Sepf  20,   1803,   |  aged  55  years. 

To  the  south  of  the  above  on  a  flat  stone  (R)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Anna  Maria  Maydwell  |  youngest  daughter 
of  the  Rev<^  |  Lawrence  Maydwell  |  &  Anna  Maria  his  wife,  ] 
who  died  April  5th,  1817,  |  aged  62  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  to  the  west  of  that  to  the  Rev^  J.  Bradfute  : 
Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  |  Frances  wife  of  |  Charles  Hardwick,  | 
who  died  j  June  7th,  1815,  |  aged  49  years. 

To  the  west  of  the  above  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  |  Charles  Hardwick,  |  who  died  | 
August  8th,  1807,  aged  49  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  (D)  : 

M.S.  I  A.L.  I  the  wife  of  Robert  |  Laxton,  clerke,  ]  was  here 
interred  |  Aug.  25,  |  1671.  |  In  memory  of  [  Anne  wife  of 
George  |  Featherstone  departed  |  July  the  3rd,  1729,  |  aged  j 
70  years. 

To  the  south  of  the  above  on  a  flat  stone  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  George  Feather-  |  stone  who 
departed  |  this  life  the  Uth  day  ]  of  May  1721,  aged  68  ] 
years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Seth  Smith  |  who  died  March  12,  1830,  | 
aged  60  years. 

To  the  west  of  the  last  (D)  : 

In  memory  |  of  Mary  relict  of  the  j  said  Seth  Smith  |  who 
died  I  May  the  7th,  1802,  |  aged  71  years. 

On  another  flat  stone  more  to  the  west  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Seth  Smith  |  who  died  |  September  21,  1795,  | 
aged  64  years. 

To  the  west  of  the  last  on  a  flat  stone  (D)  : 

Here  lies  |  the  remains  of  |  Thomas  Hall  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  February  22,  1788,  |  aged  77  years,  |  also  of  |  Mary 
his  wife  j  who  departed  this  life  |  April  21,  1785,  |  aged  72 
years. 

On  a  flat  stone  by  the  entrance  of  the  tower  (D)  : 

Katherine  |  the  daughter  of  |  John  &  Elizabeth  Clifton  |  died 
in  her  infancy  |  August  the  27,  |   1810. 


WEST  DEEPING  107 

On  a  flat  stone  by  the  vestry  room  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Henrj'  Butler  |  who  died  June 
ye  27,  1801,   |  aged  77  years. 

[In  the  south  porch,  a  plain  mural  tablet : 

Hester  the  wife  |  of  George  Gibson  |  daughter  of  y®  Rev^  | 
Mr  Walter  Barnes  |  died  NoV  5,  1751,  |  aged  49.  |  Virtutis 
Amatrix.] 

On  a  flat  stone  near  the  font  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Henry  Butler  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  Dec.  21,  1826.  |  aged  66  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  by  the  south  gallery  stairs  : 

Here  |  lies  the  remains  |  of  Mary  wife  of  |  John  Gibbs,  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  the  25th  day  of  January  |  1791,  |  aged 
39  I  years. 

On  a  black  stone  tablet  against  the  w^all  at  the  east  end  of  the 

south  gallery  (R)  : 

In  the  memory  of  |  William  Goodale  |  who  died  April  y*  9, 
1716,  I  aged  110.  At  the  age  of  50  he  |  married  Hannah 
his  wife  who  |  was  then  25  years  of  age  ;  &  had  issue  |  by 
her  15  children.  At  his  death  |  (having  been  married  60 
years)  his  |  youngest  son  was  30  years  of  age.  |  Also  of  Hannah 
his  widow  |  who  died  April  y^  21st,  1723,  |  aged  92. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  197.] 

(MS  i,  13-22.) 

Mesit  Beeping 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  August,  1831 — 

On  a  handsome  marble  monument,  against  the  wall  of  the  south 
aisle  to  the  east  of  the  porch,  with  these  arms  above — Quarterly 
Ist  and  4th  :  Per  bend  crenellee  argent  and  gules  ;  2nd  and  3rd  : 
Gules,  a  fox  salient  argent.  Crest — On  a  torce,  a  stork  proper 
[for  Figg]  : 

Near  this  place  lie  interred  ]  the  remains  of  |  Frances  wife 
of  I  Richard  Figg,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this  life  June  29, 
1762,  I  aged  32  years.  |  Also  to  the  memory  of  |  Richard 
Figg,  gent.,  |  who  died  Sept.  6,  1785,  |  aged  64  years.  |  Also 
of  Mary  their  daughter  who  died  |  in  her  infancy.  |  As  a 
testimony  of  respect  this  |  monument  was  erected  by  |  Richard 
Figg  their  grandson  |  Anno  Domini  1809  j  and  re-erected  by 
Mary  Figg   |  his  widow  in  the  year  1819. 

On  a  handsome  marble  pyramidal  monument  against  the  wall  of 
the  south  aisle,  to  t^he  west  of  the  porch,  with  a  large  uni  and  a 
lozenge  of  arms — Gules,  a  fox  salient  argent.  Crest — on  a  torce 
a  stork  proper  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Mary  the  wife  and  afterwards  the  widow 
of  I  John  Figg,  gent.,  |  formerly  of  this  village.  |  and  daughter 


108  WEST  DEEPING 

of  I  Thomas  and  Frances  Bate  |  of  Ailsworth,  Northampton- 
shire, I  who  departed  this  Ufe  the  20th  of  November  1827,  | 
aged  76  years. 

On  a  handsome  marble  monument  at  the  west  end  of  the  south 

aisle  with  the  arms  of  Figg  above  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Figg,  gent.,  |  who  died 
September  27,  1792,  |  aged  45  years.  |  Also  of  John  Figg, 
gent.,  the  son  of  |  John  and  Mary  Bate  Figg,  |  who  died 
May  21,  1812,  |  aged  38  years.  |  Also  of  Richard  the  son 
of  I  Richard  and  Mary  Figg  |  who  died  May  the  22nd,  1813,  | 
in  his  infancy.  |  Also  of  John  the  son  of  |  John  and  Mary 
Figg  I  who  died  November  15,  1813,  |  aged  8  years.  | 
Also  of  Richard  Figg,  gent.,  the  son  |  of  John  and  Mary 
Bate  Figg,  |  who  died  August  26,  1816,  |  aged  45  years.  | 
Erected  by  Mrs  Mary  Bate  Figg  1813. 

On  a  very  handsome  marble  monument  against  the  wall  of  the 

south  aisle,  with  the  arms  of  Figg  above  : 

Near  this  place  lye  the  remains  |  of  Richard  Figg,  gent.,  | 
who  died  Dec.  6,  1729,  aged  84  years,  |  Anne  his  wife  who 
died  March  22nd,  |  1714,  aged  62  years,  |  Richard  their  son 
who  died  May  18,  |  1718,  aged  23  years,  |  William  their  son 
who  died  April  3,  |  1736,  aged  45  years,  |  John  their  son 
who  died  February  14,  |  1732,  aged  52  years,  ]  Mary  widow 
of  the  said  Will™  Figg  |  who  died  June  11,  1769,  aged  77  years,  | 
and  four  sons  of  the  said  Will"^  &  Mary  |  who  died  in  their 
infancy.  |  This  monument  was  erected  by  |  Richard  Figg 
only  surviving  son  |  of  the  said  Will™  and  Mary  out  of  |  pity 
and  affection  to  the  best  of  ]  parents. 

On  a  neat  marble  tablet  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle,  with  the 
crest  of  Figg  over  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Mary  the  wife  of  |  John  Figg  | 

who  died  May  31,  1819,  |  aged  42  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  below  the  monument  of  Richard  and  Anne  Figg  : 
Here  lies  interred  the  remains  of   |   Rich.  Figg,  gent.,  |  who 
died  I  September  y^  6th,  1785,  |  aged  64  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  close  by  the  south  porch   (D)  : 

Here  lie  ]  the  remains  of  Frances  |  daughter  of  John  &  Sarah 
Lowe,  I  wife  of  Richard  Figg,  |  gent.,  who  died  June  29, 
1762,  I  aged  32  years,  |  Also  of  |  John  Figg,  gent.,  |  who  died 
Sept.  27,  1792,  |  aged  45  years.  |  Also  of  |  Mary  wife  of  |  John 
Figg,  gent.,  |  and  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Fiances  Bate  |  of 
Ailsworth,  Northamptonshire,  |  who  died  Nov.  20,  1827,  | 
aged  76  years. 

On  another  more  to  the  north  (D)  : 

Here  lie  |  the  remains  of  Sarah  Lowe  relict  of  |  John  Lowe  | 
late  of  Bourne  in  this  county.    |   They  left  issue  only  one 


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daughter  [viz.]  |  Frances  wife  of  Richard  Figg.  |  The  said 
[Sarah]  deceased  Aug^t  U,  1757,  |  aged  77  years.  |  Also  | 
Mary  daughter  of  |  the  said  Richard  &  Frances  Figg  |  who 
died  August  29,  1757,  |  in  her  infancy. 

On  another  more  to  the  west  (D)  : 

John  Figg,  gent.,  |  son  of  John  &  Mary  Bate  Figg,  ]  died 
May  21,  1812,  |  John  son  of  |  John  &  Mary  Figg  |  died  NoV 
15,  1813,  I  Mary  wife  of  the  above  |  John  Figg,  gent.,  |  died 
May  31,  1819. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Rich'^  Figg  |  the  son  of  Rich** 
and  Mary  Figg  |  who  died  |  in  his  infancy  |  May  22,  1813. 

On  another  more  to  the  north  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Rich*^  Figg,  gent.,  son  of  John 
&  Mary  Bate  Figg  |  who  died  Aug^t  26,  1818,  |  aged  45  years.  | 
Farewell,  vain  world,  as  thou  hast  been  to  me  |  Dust  and  a 
shadow,  these  I  leave  with  thee.  |  The  unseen  vital  substance 
I  commit  |  To  him  thats  Substance  Life  Light  Love  to  it.  | 
The  leaves  and  fruits  are  drop'd  for  soil  and  seed  |  Heaven's 
heir  to  generate  heat  and  feed.  |  Then  also  thou  wilt  flatter 
and  molest,  |  But  shall  not  keep  from  everlasting  rest. 

On  another  flat  stone  (R)  in  the  nave  partly  hid  by  a  pew  : 

In  memory  of  Alice  the  wife  of  |  Joseph  Wilford  [  and  daughter 
of  I  Thomas  and  Sarah  Dove  |  who  died  February  21,  1821,  | 
aged  29  years.  |  Also  of  |  Sarah  the  daughter  of  |  Josh.  & 
Alice  Wilford  |  who  died  April  5th,  1821,  |  aged  5  months. 

On  another  more  to  the  north  (R)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  James  son  of  ]  James  and  Alice 
Haynes  |  who  died  Sepf  8,  1789,  |  aged  21  years.  |  'Tis  time 
dear  parents  that  you  cease  to  mourn  |  For  me  whose  breath 
will  never  more  return.  |  Oh  think  what  agony  my  sickness 
gave,  I  Nor  greave  to  lay  me  in  the  silent  grave  |  For  now  I 
dwell  in  heavenly | 

On  a  grave  stone  in  the  north  aisle  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  James  Haynes  |  who  died  Nov^.  1,  1801,  | 
aged  63  years,  j  In  memory  of  |  Alice  wife  of  |  James  Haynes  | 
who  died  Sepf  18,  1813,  |  aged  78  years. 

On  another  to  the  south  of  the  above  : 

Here's  |  buried  the  remains  of  |  Nicholas  Munro  |  who  died  ] 
April  ye  26,  1787,  aged  j  76  years  |  Sarah  his  wife  |  who  died 
Ocf  12,   1774,   I  aged  74   |  years. 

On  another  flat  stone  to  the  east  of  the  last  : 

Sarah  daughter  of  |  Tho^  and  Frances  Dove  |  died  Sepf  22*^. 
1793,  1  aged  9  years.  [  Mary  their  daughter  |  died  in  her 
infancy. 


110  WEST  DEEPING 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  remains  |  of  Alice  the  wife  of  |  Robert  White  | 
who  departed  |  this  life  |  the  23'"^  day  of  December  |  1773,  |  in 
the  81  year  of  her  |  age. 

On  another  to  the  west  of  the  former  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  body  |  of  |  Robert  White  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  Augt  y^  15th,  1792  |  in  the  88  year  |  of  his  age. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  John  Allin  who  |  departed  this  life  | 
July  the  8th,  1739,  |  aged  47  years.  |  Think  on  Death. 

On  another  within  the  Communion  rails  (D)  : 

Here  lie  the  remains  |  of  Richard  Austin,  |  clerk,  who  was 
rector  of  |  this  parish  38  years.  |  He  departed  this  life  July 
the  I  9th,  1741,  in  the  68th  year  |  of  his  age. 

On  another  to  the  south  of  the  last,  very  much  effaced  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  Benjamin  |  son  of  Mr  Benjamin  |  Cuthbert  and 
Elizabeth  j  his  wife  who  died  Jan.  |  y®  17,  1690.  |  Also  Benj. 
there  |  older  son  died  in  ....  t  ...   |   1700. 

[At  the  west  end  of  the  north  aisle  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Mary  wife  of  |  John  Figg  |  who 
died  May  31st,  1819,  |  aged  42  years.] 

The  font  of  this  church  is  curious.     It  is  an  octagon,  with  a 

shield  of  arms  on  each  front — On  the  1st,  .  .  .  ,  two  bars 

in  chief  .  .  .  three  roundles  .  .  .  [Wake] ;    the  2nd  seems 

to  be — ,  a  fesse   lozengy  ....  and  ....  between    five 

fleur   de    lis  ....  ;  the    3rd —  .  .  .  ,  three   chevronnels  .  .  .  .  ; 

the     4th — .  .  .  .  ,    a     fesse  .  .  .  ;    the   5th — ,    a    fesse 

between  five  crosses  .  .  .  ;  the  6th — ;  the  7th — Verrey 

.  .  .  .  ;  the  8th — Checquey  ....  and  .... 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  198  ;    G.M.,  1862,  ii,  739.] 

(MS  i,  33-44.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  11  July,  1834 — This  church  is  small 
and  of  no  beauty.  It  consists  merely  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  with 
a  bell  turret  of  wood  at  the  west  end.  The  arch  between  the  nave 
and  chancel  is  Norman,  of  which  character  is  the  font,  which  is 
square  and  small  on  a  tall  column.  The  windows  are  all  modem 
but  the  east  one  which  is  decorated  and  of  two  lights.  The  house 
of  the  Pell  family  is  said  to  have  stood  close  by  the  church  yard, 
and  is  now  pulled  down,  and  a  small  farm  house,  built  seemingly 
of  the  materials,  is  inhabited  by  Mr  ....  Cox.  It  is  a  rectory 
and  the  incumbent  is  the  Rev^  John  Neville  Calcraft  of  Hayseby 


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DEMBLEBY  HI 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  in  capitals,  much  rubbed  : 
Here  |  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Richard  Pell,  esq.,  |  who  |  departed 
this  life    I   Novemb'"  the   27,    |   Anno   Domini    1690,    |   aetat. 
suae  45(?). 

On  another  more  to  the  north  also  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Anne  Pell  relict  of   |  Henry  Pell, 
esq.,  I  who  departed  this  life  |  the  sixteenth  day  of  |  Sept. 
Anno  Dom.  1733,   |  aetatis  suae  67. 

Another  more  to  the  north  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Henry  Pell,  esq.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  September  the  27,  1730,  |  aged  60  years. 

More  to  the  north  : 

In  memory  of  |  Katherine  the  wife  |  of  John  Buckworth,  | 
citizen  and  linnen  draper  ]  of  London,  daughter  of  ]  Henry 
Pell,  esq.,  of  this  |  Parish,  and  one  of  the  three  |  sisters  and 
remaining  |  coheiresses  of  that  most  |  antient  and  worthy 
familj^  I  who  departed  this  life  |  the  30  day  of  April,  in  the  | 
33  year  of  her  age,  |  Annoque  Domini  1742. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel : 

In  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  Pell  |  daughter  of  Henry  Pell,  esq.,  | 
late  of  this  parish,  and  one  of  the  |  three  sisters  and  remaining  | 
coheiresses  of  that  most  ancient  |  and  worthy  family,  I  who 
departed  this  life  the  30  day  of  |  October  1767,  in  the  71 
year  of  her  age.  |  Seek  ye  the  Lord  while  he  may  be  found,  | 
Call  ye  upon  him  while  he  is  near. 

Another  more  to  the  north  in  capitals,  much  rubbed  : 

Here  resteth  in  hopes  of  |  a  joyful  Resurrection  y®  |  body  of 
y®  Rever*^  M  Richard  |  Moore,  late  minister  of  the  |  Gosple 
in  this  parish,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Janu.  y«  8,  Anno 
Dom.  1715  I  setatis  suae  77.  |  Also  Mary  his  wife  and  | 
three  of  their  children  |  who  died  infants. 

More  to  the  north  in  capitals,  rubbed  : 

Here  lyeth  y®  body  of  |  Jane  daughter  of  |  Anthony  Boryton 
esq.,  I  and  Elizabeth  his  wife  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Feb>' 
ye  7,   1735,  aged  33. 

Upon  the  three  steps  to  the  reading  desk  is  this  inscription  in 
capitals  ;  but  they  have  been  taken  up  and  put  down  in  no 
order  : 

Mrs  Margaret  Pell,  |  daughter  of  |  Richard  Pell  sq  .  .  .  |  and 
Jane  his  wife,  |  who  dyed  |  Sept.  y®  18,  1671,  |  aetatis  15,  | 
lyeth  here  |  interred. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  in  capitals  : 

Richard  Pell  |  son  of  \  Henry  Pell,  esq.,  |  and  Aime  his  wife,  | 
dyed  ]  an  infant  |  Sept.  5,  1699. 


112  DEMBLEBY 

On  another  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last,  with  this  inscription  in 
capitals  in  double  lines  round  the  stone,  partly  hid  by  a  pew  : 

Here  lyeth  the hard  Pell,  esq.,  and  Elizabeth 

his  wife,  who  departed  this  life  the  9th  day  of  September 
Anno  D'ni   1662. 

(MS  V,  3-8.) 

Bontngton  in  ^oUanb 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Donington,  4  August,  1834 — This 
is  a  handsome  church.  It  consists  of  a  nave  divided  from  its  aisles 
by  seven  narrow  pointed  arches  rising  from  octagonal  pillars,  a 
chancel  entered  by  a  fine  pointed  arch,  the  head  of  which  is  blocked 
up,  and  a  tower  and  spire  at  the  south  side,  lofty  and  handsome. 
The  east  and  west  windows  are  similar,  Decorated  with  five  lights. 
There  is  a  gallery  running  along  the  north  aisle,  appropriated  to 
the  partakers  of  M^  Cowley's  charity,  as  appears  by  an  inscription 
thereon.  In  the  wall  north  of  the  altar  is  a  niche  with  four  steps 
in  it,  for  what  purpose  it  is  not  easy  to  conjecture.  In  the  opposite 
south  wall  is  a  piscina.  By  the  easternmost  window  of  the  north 
aisle  is  a  small  female  figure  in  relief,  in  an  attitude  of  prayer.  The 
font  is  octagonal,  adorned  with  arches  and  columns  of  the  Early 
English  style  ;    it  stands  in  the  south-west  corner  of  the  church. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  neat  white  marble  tablet 
surmounted  by  an  urn,  with  this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

In  memory  of  |  Captain  Mathew  Flinders,  r.n.,  |  who  died 
July  19,  1814,  I  aged  40  years,  |  after  having  twice  circum- 
navigated the  globe,  he  was  |  sent  by  the  Admiralty  in  the 
year  1801  to  make  |  discoveries  on  the  Coast  of  Terra 
Australis.  |  Returning  from  this  voyage,  he  suffered  ship- 
wreck, I  and  by  the  injustice  of  the  French  Government  ] 
was  imprisoned  six  years  in  the  |  Island  of  Mauritius.  |  In 
1810  he  was  restored  to  his  native  land,  and  not  |  long  after 
was  attacked  by  an  excruciating  disease,  |  the  anguish  of 
which  he  bore  until  death  |  with  undeviating  fortitude.  |  His 
country  will  long  regret  the  loss  of  one  whose  |  exertions  in 
her  cause  were  only  equalled  by  |  his  perseverance,  |  but 
his  family  will  more  deeply  feel  the  |  irreparable  deprivation.  | 
They  do  not  merely  lament  a  man  of  superior  intellect,  |  they 
mourn  an  affectionate  husband,  |  a  tender  father,  a  kind 
brother,  |  and  a  faithful  friend. 
At  the  bottom  is  a  bas  relief  of  a  ship  in  full  sail. 

A  tablet  against  the  wall  above  the  last : 

In  memory  of  |  M^  John  Flinders,  |  Farmer  &  Grazier,  | 
formerly  of  Ruddington  near  Nottingham,  |  but  afterwards 
of  this  parish,  |  who  died  April  the  13,  1741,  |  aged  59 
years. 


DONINGTON   IN   HOLLAND  113 

A  similar  tablet  to  the  west  of  the  larger  one  : 

In  memory  of  |  M'"  John  Flinders,  Surgeon,  |  of  this  parish,  \ 
who  died  December  the  26,  1776,  |  aged  63  years. 

Another  to  the  east  of  the  monument : 

In  memory  of  |  M^  Mathew  Flinders,  Surgeon,  |  of  this 
parish,  |  a  man  of  exemplary  life,  |  amiable  manners  and 
superior  abilities.  |  He  died  May  the  1,  1802,  |  aged  52 
years. 

A  small  round  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  (D)  : 
Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Hannah  Charlotte  wife  of  |  the 
Rev^J  John  Wilson,  |  who  died  April  xxviii,  mdcccix,  |  aged 
XLii  years.  |  She  was  a  humble  yet  firm  believer  |  in  Jesus.  | 
From  him  she  received  such  talents  |  as  rendered  her  life  j 
honorable,  exemplary  and  useful.  |  In  Him  she  rejoiced  as 
her  strength  |  and  portion  while  living,  |  and  when  dying 
she  triumphed  |  through  Him  |  over  her  last  enemy. 

On  a  flat  blue  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Jane  the  wife  of  M^  John  Cole  |  who 
departed  this  life  the  22  |  day  of  Oct^"  1741,  |  aged  25 
years. 

Another  more  to  the  west  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  M^"  John  Cole  who  departed  |  this  life  the  13 
day  of  January  |  1735,  aged  xlv  years.  |  Also  Mary  his  wife 
who  died  the  |  22  day  of  July  1736,  aged  37  |  years. 

On  another  still  more  to  the  west  : 

Hie  jacet  ]  Thomas  Pooles  |  agri  Lincoln  indigena  et  incola  | 
cohortiumque  civicarum  |  ibidem  per  annos  55  |  E  Ducibus  j 
qui  satur  dierum  |  huic  maligno  valedixit  mundo  |  quinto 
die  mensis  Novembris  |  Anno  D'ni  mdccxvi,  j  aetat.  suae 
xcvm.  I  In  cujus  memoriam  |  hoc  qualecunque  |  gratae 
mentis  iJivrnxoa-vvov  \  maerens  posuit  |  consanguineus  ejus  et 
haeres  ]  institutus  |  Johannes  Belgrave. 

On  another  stone  to  the  north  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  M^s  Anne  Barnes  |  who  died  in  the 
year  |   1693. 

A  neat  white  and  grey  marble  pyramidal  monument  against  the 
wall  at  the  south  east  comer  of  the  nave  in  capitals  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Mary  Holland  |  who  died  August  16,  | 
1836,  aged  25  years.  |  Also  5  children  who  died  |  in  their 
infancy. 

Between  two  of  the  clerestory  windows  on  the  north  side  of  the 
nave  is  a  white  marble  monument  (R.),  bearing  this  inscription  in 
capitals  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Ann  the  wife  of  |  Jonathan 
Gleed  ]  who  died  27  October  1813,  |  aged  lxxi  ;  |  Also  Thomas 


114  DONTNGTON  IN  HOLLAND 

Amall  Gleed  |  their  eldest  son  ]  who  died  13  February  1814,  | 
aged  XXXIX  ;  |  Also  Jonathan  Gleed,  gent.,  |  who  died  17 
March  1820,  j  aged  lxxii. 

On  a  stone  set  up  against  the  last  pillar  of  the  nave  westward  : 
In  memoriam  |  Johannis  Poole  |  Generosus  [sic]  \  obiit  Maii 
29°,  I  Anno  Domini  1722,  |  setatis  suae  31. 

A  stone  monument  against  the  wall  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  : 
This  is  I  in  memory  of  |  Mary  the  beloved  wife  of  ]  M^  Robert 
Long  who  departed  |  this  life  the  29  day  of  Jan^  1716,  |  in 
the  31  year  of  her  age.  ]  A  wife  most  faithfull,  virtuous,  and 
fair,  I  A  mother  tender  of  nine  children  dear.  |  This  also  is  in 
memory  of  Robert,  Mary,  |  Penelope,  Miles,  and  Elizabeth 
Long,  five  of  |  their  children  who  died  in  their  infancy.  |  Such 
innocence  no  doubt  is  ever  blest  |  In  Heaven  their  souls,  in 
earth  their  bodies  rest. 

A  stone  tablet  against  the  wall  of  the  south  aisle  : 

The  remains  of  |  Antony  Birks,  |  author  of  |  Arithmetical 
Collections  |  and  Improvements,  |  were  interred  j  near  this 
place  I  Sept.  9,  1769,  |  in  the  68  year  |  of  his  age.  |  The  remains 
of  Elizabeth  Birks,  |  relict  of  the  above  M^"  Anthony  Birks,  | 
were  interred  near  this  place  |  Nov.  11,  1774,  |  in  the  75  year  j 
of  her  age. 

At  the  west  end  of  the  nave  is  a  flat  stone  which  has  had  once  a 
brass  of  inscription,  but  it  is  now  gone. 

On  a  flat  blue  stone  in  the  nave  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Thomas  Cowley,  gentleman,  |  interred 
the  17  day  of  July  1721,  |  aged  96. 

On  another  blue  stone  more  to  the  east : 

Here  lie  the  remains  of  |  M^s  Jane  Wetherall,  |  whose  friend- 
ship was  steady  &  sincere,  |  her  charity  private  yet  diffusive,  | 
her  conversation  easy  and  agreable,  |  and  |  as  she  lived 
respected,  so  she  died  lamented  |  by  her  acquaintance,  j 
October  23,  1753,   |  aged  39. 

Another  stone  to  the  east  of  the  last  with  these  arms  cut  over — 
.  .  .  .  ,  a  stag  at  gaze  .  .  .  within  a  double  tressure  flory  .... 
Crest — An  escallop  .  .  .  [for  Ward]  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Ward,  gent.,  |  Attorney 
at  Law,  of  |  this  town  many  years,  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
December  31,  1773,  |  in  the  62  year  of  his  age,  ]  eminently 
conspicuous  in  his  profession. 

To  the  east  of  this  last  is  a  large  stone  which  has  once  had  in  brass 
the  figure  of  a  man  between  his  two  wives,  and  an  inscription  below, 
the  whole  is  now  gone. 


DOWSBY  115 

On  another  blue  stone  still  more  to  the  east  in  capitals  : 

John  Holland  |  died  December  |  the  28,  1791,  |  aged  xxx 
years.  |  Also  |  Mary  relict  of  |  John  Holland  |  died  November  | 
the  10,  1807,  I  aged  xlii  years.  |  Also  |  Biddy  daughter  of  | 
John  and  Mary  Holland  |  died  February  |  the  1,  1811,  |  aged 
XXIII  years. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  171  ;    Churches  o/  Hollx7id.] 

(MS  V,  143-154.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  27  July,  1833 — 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  south  of  the  chancel  with  these  arms 
under — Or,  a  saltier  gules  between  four  leaves  vert,  on  a  chief  azure 
a  lions  head  erased  between  two  battle  axes.  Crest — An  arm 
grasping  a  branch  [Burrell]  : 

Of  the  family  of  the  |  Burrells  |  formerly  proprietors  of  this  | 
parish  |  are  deposited  in  the  adjoining  school  ]  the  remains 
of  I  Richard,  |  Redmajme,  |  John,  |  Elizabeth,  |  Thomas,  ] 
William,  |  Thomas,  |  Redma3nie. 

On  a  fiat  stone  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Sarah  the  daughter  of  |  Humfrey 
Hyde,  clerk,  |  and  Mary  his  wife,  who  |  departed  this  life 
January  |  the  16,  1740,  who  died  an  |  infant. 

Two  white  marble  tablets  on  a  black  slab  against  the  north  wall 
of  the  chancel.  Arms  over — Gules,  a  saltier  or  between  four 
bezants,  a  chief  ermine  [Hyde]  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  j  Humphrey  Hyde,  |  late  rector 

of  this  place   |   &  vicar  of  Bourne  in  this   |  county,   |  died 

January  18,  1807,  |  aged  70  years. 

In  I  memory  of  |  Mary  Hyde,  |  sister  |  of  the  said  Humphrey,  | 

who  died  February  2^,  1811,  |  aged  73  |  years. 

They  both  lie  interred  in  the  chancel  of  this  church. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  |  Humphrey  Hyde,  j  rector  of  this 
place  I  and  vicar  of  Bourn  in  this  \  county,  |  died  January 
18tb,  1807,  I  aged  70. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  separated  by  three 
pointed  arches  with  clustered  columns,  a  chancel,  and  north  aisle 
used  as  a  school,  and  a  tower  at  the  west  end.  Under  an  arch  in 
the  south  wall  of  the  chancel,  on  a  raised  slab,  is  the  recumbent 
figure  of  a  woman  in  a  long  robe  and  coif  with  her  hands  clasped 
over  her  breast.  This,  according  to  Holies,  was  Etheh'ed  wife  of 
Sr  Will.  Rigdon. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  192-3  ;   Jeans,  22-3.] 

(MS  ii,  217-219.) 


116  DUNHOLME 

Buni)olme 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  5  August,  1833 — 

An  old  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel 
about  twenty  feet  high.  Between  two  pillars  an  aged  man  in  a 
gown,  and  with  pointed  beard,  is  kneeling  at  a  faldstool  on  which 
is  a  book.  Over  the  pediment  are  three  coats  of  arms  placed  one 
above  the  other,  the  highest  is — Ermine,  a  griffin  segreant  gules 
[Grantham] ;  impaling — Per  saltier  or  and  azure,  on  a  fesse  sable 
three  crescents  argent.  The  2nd  shield — Grantham,  impaling — 
Argent,  a  lion  rampant,  crowned,  double  queue  gules  [St  Paul].  The 
3rd  shield — Quarterly  of  four,  1st,  Grantham  ;  2nd,  Gules,  an  estoile 
above  a  crescent  or  [Tooke]  ;  3rd,  Argent,  two  bars  azure  [Hilton]  ; 
4th,  Argent  a  chevron  between  two  crescents  in  chief,  and  a 
crosslet  fiche  in  base  or  [Gegge].  Crest — A  lion's  head  crazed. 
Underneath  this  motto  :  As  God  shall  gravnt  qo*^  Grav?ith'.  The 
inscription  is  behind  the  figure  on  a  black  slab  : 

Robert  Grauntham  of  the  Blacke  |  Movwckes  near  the  citie 
of  Lincolwe,  |  esquier,  sowne  of  Hvghe  Gravn-  |  tham,  esquier, 
was  borne  at  this  |  Dunham  the  17  day  of  August  a°  |  dom. 
1541,  caused  this  monument  to  be  |  erected  to  the  memori 
of  this  famili,  |  humbly  commended  his  soule  to  God  |  and  his 
bodie  to  be  buried  here  &  |  died  the  .  .  .  (No  date  of  death, 
but  the  figures  '  19  '  have  been  cut  obviously  since.)  [Robert 
was  buried  19  January,  1617-18.] 

There  is  an  old  stone  in  the  chancel  which  has  had  an  inscription 
round  the  rim,  all  now  effaced  except  the  words  "die  Augusti "  (D). 

A  neat  white  marble  monument  against   the  north   wall  of   the 

chancel  in  capitals  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Mary  the  wife  of  Thomas  Carr  who  died  | 
on  the  2d  Feb^  1830,  aged  twenty  five  years.  |  Her  remains 
were  interred  in  the  vault  |  of  St  Mary  Abbott's  church  at  | 
Kensington  near  London,  in  Niche  no.  16.  |  As  a  tender 
memorial  of  her  ]  endearing  disposition  and  unaffected  |  piety, 
this  monument  is  erected  |  by  her  affectionate  husband.  | 
Thomas  Borrell  Carr  the  infant  son  of  |  Thomas  and  Mary  Carr 
died  I  aged  3  months,  and  was  buried  in  the  |  adjoining  church 
yard. 

A  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  Hannah  |  the  wife  of  Samuel  Hugh-  j  son  who 
died  April  24,  1751,   |  aged  45  years. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Martha  wife  |  of  Richard  Bennett  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  June  the  2d,  1746,  |  aged  63 
years. 


DUNSBY  117 

On  two  other  stones  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Edward  the  son  |  of  Samuel  and  Hannah  ] 
Hughson  who  died  |  Nov.  25,  174  .  .  ,  aged  |  3  years. 
In  memory  of  Jane  Hughson  |  daughter  of  Samuel  Hughson,  | 
gent.,  and  Hannah  his  wife,  |  who  died  July  1759,  1752  [sic],  \ 
aged  4  months. 

On  two  other  stones  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

In    I    memory  of   Hannah    |    Hughson   daughter  of    |    Sam^ 
Hughson,  gent.,  |  &  Hannah  his  wife,   |  who  died  Sept.  the 

20th,   I   

In  memory  of  |  Eliz.  Bennet  |  who  died  Aug  13,  |  awno  salutis 
nostras  1740,   |  aetatis  suae  18. 

(MS  iii,  117-120.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  August,  1831 — This  church  is 
small  but  neat,  the  tower  is  very  handsome  of  the  florid  Gothic 
style  of  architecture.  Round  the  font  is  this  inscription  in  old 
character : 

Jh's  X'ps  Maria  Baptista  (with  the  letters  each  placed  in  a 

P 
little  circle)  R  I  |  | 
C 

The  living  is  in  the  patronage  of  the  Charter  House  and  the 
incumbent  is  the  Rev  :  W.  T.  Waters. 

On  a  black  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel : 
Near  |  this  place  lieth  y^  body  |  of  the  Rev<^  |  Irton  Murthe- 
waite  I  who  departed  this  life  Dec.  4*^,  |  1793,  |  in  the  44  year 
of  his  age.  j  Also  |  two  children  who  died  infants. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  to  the  west  of  the  last : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Eliz.  Fothergill  |  who  died  July 
31,  1811,  I  aged  65  years,  j  Also  of  her  grand -daughter 
Catherine  |  the  daughter  of  |  the  Rev^  W™  &  Catherine 
Waters. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 
H.  S.  E.  I  Martha  |  Uxor  Johannis  Baskett  |  Hujus  ecclesiae 
Rectoris    |    Quae     egregiis     animi    |    Corporisque    |    Dotibus 
instructa  |  bonae  spei  |  vitam  bonam  fundamentum  |  feliciter 
posuit  I  ob.  X  Dec.  1746,  |  set.  33. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  communion  rails  (D)  : 

Resurgemus.  |  Here  lyeth  y«  body  of  y^  Rev^  \  M^  Charles 
Lydgould,  |  Rector  of  this  parish,  |  who  died  Aug.  25,  1701,  | 
aged  42  years,  j  together  with  Eliz.  his  |  daughter  &  Mich  : 
his  son,   I  both  infants. 


118  DUNSBY 

On  another  to  the  south  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  y®  body  of   |  Mrs  Mary  Lydgould,   ]   mother  of 
ye  [blank],  \  who  died  Jan.  29,  1701,  |  aged  84. 

On  another  to  the  south  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  Heth  |  the  body  of |  rehct  of  Mr  John  Greene  | 

who  deceased  Oct.  21,  1700,  |  in  y^  38  year  of  her  age. 

In  the  vestry  is  an  old  stone  with  this  inscription  round  the  edge, 
in  old  character,  as  far  as  it  is  decypherable  (D)  : 

Hie  jacet  Havisia  uxor  Edmundi  Wylughby  ar  ....  to  que 

obiit  xvn  die  Januarii  anno  dom  .... 

In  the  belfry  is  another  old  stone  on  which  all  that  is  legible  is  as 
follows  : 

Atwike   de   Downsby   qui   obiit   xix   Augusti   A^ 

D'ni  MCCcccxLn. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  194-5  ;  Associated  Societies'  Reports,  x,  231-4.] 

(MS  i,  63-66.) 

Cbenfjam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  July,  1833 — The  fine  monu- 
ments of  the  Bertie  family  within  this  church  are  fully  described 
in  the  Gentlemaivs  Magazine  for  Jan.  1808,  vol.  78,  part  i,  pp. 
17-22,  with  the  exception  of  the  following  : 

On  a  tablet  of  white  marble  against  the  wall  at  the  east  end  of 
the  south  aisle  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev'^  John  Bland,  m.a.,  |  Chaplain  to  his 
Grace  Peregrine  |  third  Duke  of  Ancaster,  |  rector  of 
Willoughby  and  of  |  Theddlethorpe  St  Helen's,  j  and  one  of 
His  Majesty's  Justices  |  of  the  Peace  for  this  county.  |  He 
lived  many  years  |  with  his  truly  noble  Patron  |  and  received 
signal  marks  |  of  his  favour,  friendship,  |  and  confidence,  | 
and  died  the  19  day  of  January  |  1761,  in  the  67  year  of  his 
age,  I  and  desired  this  inscription  1  to  perpetuate  his  grateful 
sense  |  of  the  favours    |  he  was  honoured  with. 

[See  also  LM.S.  i,  204-6  ;   Jeans,  23-4,  Supp.  5-8.] 

(MS  xii,  81-82.) 

feoutf)  Clfeington 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  14  August,  1833 — 

A  fiat  stone  to  the  memory  of  John  Oldham  who  died  Oct.  8,  1801, 
set.  65  (D). 

A  flat  stone  to  the  memory  of  Samuel  Trout  who  died  July  19,  1792, 
set.  84  (D). 


I 


ELSHAM  119 

A  flat  stone  to  the  memory  of  Elizabeth  relict  of  Samuel  Trout 
who  died  Sept.  15,  1832,  set.  75. 

In  the  nave  are  also  flat  stones  to  the  memory  of  (D)  : 
Mary  Chatterton  who  died  Oct.  21,  1805,  aged  31. 
Robert  Chatterton  who  died  April  6,  1822,  aged  46, 
William  Alcock  died  July  24,  1791,  aged  47. 
Robert  Alcock  his  brother  died  March  31,  1797,  aged  71. 

And  in  the  south  aisle  a  flat  stone  to  the  memory  of  Samuel  Trout 
died  May  7,  1804,  aged  71  (D). 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  south  aisle  resting  on  four 
pointed  arches  springing  from  plain  round  columns,  a  chancel, 
and  a  tower  at  the  west  end  opening  to  the  nave  by  a  sharp  pointed 
arch.  There  appears  to  have  been  once  a  north  aisle  from  the 
clerestory  windows  remaining  on  that  side.  The  font  is  an  octagon, 
pannelled  in  quatrefoils.     The  church  has  lately  been  repaired. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  xi,  235  ;    L.R.S.  i,  127.] 

(MS  iv,  89-90.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  September  2,   1835 — 

On  a  small  stone  (D)  in  the  aisle  rudely  cut  and  much  obliterated  : 
Mary  Smith  y®  daughter  |  of  Thomas  Smith  was  |  buried 
y«  29  Decern.,  |  An.  Domini  1689,  set.  su.  15,  |  who  was  willing 
for  to  ...   I (defaced). 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Depositse  hie  exuvise  |  beatse  animse  Judithse  Paley  |  uxoris 
G.P.,  A.M.,  I  R^^  hujus  eccl'se  V.  |  Quae  fidem  crebra  s.  s.  s. 
lectione  |  assiduoque  S.  Trinitatis  cultu  |  sustentavit  aluit 
firmavit  |  hinc  turbatiores  animi  affectus  |  compressu  fovit 
leves  I  Prudens  facilis  beneficii  |  vitam  placide  et  constanter 
exegit  I  eo  populares  officio  propinquitatem  studio  |  Pietate 
coluit  maritum  |  ut  cum  hujus  luctuosa  orbitate  |  ingens 
illorum  certet  desiderium  |  Dilecti  mariti  causa  hanc  vitam 
invita  |  causa  dei  magis  dilecti  libens  reliquit  |  Tantam 
virtutem  ex  oculis  sublatam  |  Utinam  reprsesentent  super- 
stites  I  et  imitando  tradant  pcsteris  |  ut  qui  plurimo  conjugem 
honore  prosequitur  |  voto  potiatur  maritus  |  sibi  in  solamen 
multisque  in  faelicitatem  |  sempiteniam  cessuro  |  obiit  27 
Mali  1728. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  altar  rails  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  bodj^  of  the  |  Reverend  Mr  William  Paley,  a.m., 
I  vicar  of  this  parish  upwards  of  |  fifty  too  years,  who  departed 
this  life  June  the  10,  1757,  aged  77.  |  A  friend  sincere  who 
never  flattery  knew  |  Pays  what  to  merit  and  desert  is  due  | 


120  ELSHAM 

When  on  this  stone  what  yet  few  marbles  can  |  He  truly 
says  here  lies  an  honest  man  |  Who  justice  and  mercy  loved  | 
And  walked  humbly  with  his  God. 

These  two  atchievements  are  against  the  north  wall  : 

(1).  A  lozenge  of  arms  gules,  a  cross  between  four  fleur  de  lis, 
argent  [Ashhurst]  ;  impaling — Or,  on  a  fesse  dancetty  azure 
three  estoiles  argent ;  on  a  canton  of  y®  second  a  sun  proper 
[Thompson]. 

(2),  Quarterly  1st  and  4th,  Or,  a  crow  proper  [Corbett]  ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  A  fesse  dancetty,  and  a  canton  [Thompson]  ; 
impaling — Or,  a  cross  fleury  gules  [Ainslie].  Crests — 1st,  on  a 
torce  argent  and  sable  an  elephant  argent ;  on  his  back  a 
tower  or  [Corbett] ;  2nd,  On  a  torce  azure  and  or  an  armed 
arm,  vested  gules,  cuffed  argent,  holding  four  ears  of  wheat 
or  [Thompson]. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel  not  divided,  with 
decorated  windows,  and  an  Early  English  tower  at  the  west  end, 
the  door  of  which  is  old  carved  oak,  carved  with  arches  foliated. 
The  font  is  plain  and  octagonal.  The  sculptures  mentioned  by 
Weir  cannot  be  better  made  out. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  db  Q.  x,  206-7.] 


(MS  vi,  179-181.) 


€bebon 


Notes  taken  in  the  church,  16  August,  1836 — This  church  consists 
only  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  separated  from  each  other  by  a  pointed 
arch,  springing  from  short  round  columns  perfectly  plain,  and  a 
tower  at  the  west  end  with  a  gallery  for  singing.  In  the  north  wall 
are  two  pointed  arches  with  columns  similar  to  the  former,  and  in 
the  south  wall  one  arch  into  which  a  window  has  been  introduced. 
There  have  therefore  been  aisles  on  both  sides.  The  east  window 
is  modern.  The  font  is  octagon,  pannelled  with  shields,  (1), 
J.  H.  S.  ;  (2),  the  arms  of  Hardeby  ;  (3),  pannelled  with  niches  ; 
(4),  A  fesse  dancette  between  five  talbots'  heads,  apparently 
[?Spayne];  (5),  AR  (conjoined);  (6),  Hardeby  again;  (7),  is  hid 
by  a  pillar  of  the  wooden  gallery  ;  (8),  .  .  .  .  ,  a  chevron  between 
three  escallops  apparently. 
Against  the  front  of  the  wooden  singing  gallery  is  fixed  a  brass! 
plate,  in  which  are  the  figures  of  a  man  in  a  long  gown,  and  a  woman 
in  a  ruff  and  stomacher,  with  five  sons  and  eight  daughters  attired 
after  the  same  fashion,  kneeling  at  a  desk.  Above  are  these  arms — 
.  .  .  ,  a  fesse  dancette  between  ten  billets  4  and  6  [for  Hardeby] 
impaling — On  a  fesse  three  fleur  de  lis  [Disney]  ;  and  below 
the  figures  the  following  inscription,  the  first  part  in  capitals  : 

Memoriae    Sacrum    |    Danieli   Hardeby   de   Evedon   in   com. 

Lin   I  coin   armigero  Uni  Justiciar'  D'ni   |   Regis  ad  pacem 


EVEDON  121 

in  com.  praed.  j  Just  did  this  justice  lieue  and  dying  just  |  As 
all  good  mortalls  ought,  sleeps  here  in  dust  |  Blest  sleepc 
where  dying  ashes  do  receive  |  A  Heavenly  Body  from  an 
earthly  grave. 


r  John,  Bryan,  ) 

Filii      William,  ;  Filiae 

^  Charles,  Edward,  / 


Elizabeth,  Mary,  Katherine, 
Mary,  Susan, 
Ann,  Susan,  Judith. 


A  white  marble  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  nave 

with     these    arms —  ....  three     battering     rams  .   .  .  [Bertie]  ; 

impaling — Azure,  a  fesse  dancette  between  ten  billets  or  [Hardeby]. 

Crest — A  saracen's  head  ati'ronte  proper  : 

Here  lyes  the  |  Bodys  of  the  Hon  :  |  Sir  Peregrine  Bertie 
3^  son  to  I  Robert  earl  of  Lindsey  and  Lord  Great  ]  Chamber- 
lain of  England  and  Governor  |  of  the  City  of  Lincolne  in  the 
Civil  Wars  |  under  King  Charles  the  first,  &  Ann  his  |  wife, 
daughter  and  coheiress  of  Daniel  |  Hardeb}"  of  Evedon,  Esq., 
by  whom  he  |  had  sole  issue  Elizabeth  married  to  y®  |  Right 
Hon  :  W^illiam  Lord  Widdrmgton  |  Baron  of  Blankney  now 
deceased,  who  to  |  perpetuate  the  memory  of  her  father  |  and 
mother  erected  this  monument  in  |  the  year  of  our  Lord 
1705. 

A  tablet  of  stone  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

Near  this  place  lyeth  y®  body  |  of  y®  Reverend  |  Mr  Rowland 
Fox  late  rector  |  of  Evedon,  Master  of  Arts,  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  on  the  seventeenth  |  day  of  February  |  in  y^  year 
of  I  our  Lord  1722,  |  in  the  48th  year  |  of  his  age. 

On  the  opposite  wall  is  another  common  stone  tablet  having  three 
inscriptions,  the  first  on  the  left  hand  is  as  follows  : 

Near  this  place  lieth  |  interred  the  remains  |  of  William  Bailey, 
gent.,  I  who  died  June  26th,  1801,  |  in  the  78th  year  of  |  his 
age. 

On  the  right  side  : 

Near  this  place  lieth  |  interred  the  remams  |  of  Elizabeth 
wife  of  I  William  Bailey,  gent.,  |  who  died  Jan:  29,  1750,  |  in 
y6  33"^  year  of  |  her  age. 

The  third  inscription  is  as  follows  : 

Near  this  place  lieth  interred  the  |  remains  of  Maria  the 
daughter  |  of  John  &  Anne  Bailey  of  Thomej'  |  who  died 
May  4,   1804,   |  aged  24  years. 

Beneath  is  a  flat  stone  to  Anne  wife  of  William  Bailev,  but  it  is 
mostly  hid  by  a  pew. 

On  a  flat  stone  at  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  : 

In  memory  |  of  ^Irs  Barbara  Heffield  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
Novemb'"  19,  1743,  |  in  the  28  year  of  her  |  age. 


122  EVEDON 

On  a  flat  stone  under  the  altar  : 

Catharine  Dubar  Bailey  |  daughter  of  |  William  Bailey, 
Esq.,  I  and  Catharine  Dubar  |  his  wife,  |  ob.  May  30,  A.D. 
1806. 

A  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  rubbed  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mar  |  garet  daur  of  James  and  | 
Elizabeth  Boulton  who  departed  this  |  life  the  25  of  May 
(?   1761). 

On  another  stone  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Ann  |  daur  of  James  &  EUzabeth  | 
Boulton  who  departed  this  |  life  y^  24  of  October  |  1757. 

See    also  L.R.S.  i,  214-15  ;   Jeans,  24.] 

(MS  vii,  217-222.) 

jFisifeerton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  6  August  1833 — 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  (R)  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel 
with  these  arms,  the  colours  of  which  are  nearly  gone — ^A  cross 
[for  Sedgwick]  ;  impaling — On  a  fess  three  bucks'  heads  cabossed. 
Crest — A  garb  : 

Josephus  Sedgwick  |  hujus  ecclesise  rector  |  et  Lincolniensis 
canonicus,  |  ob*  22  Sept.  An.  Dom.  1702,  [  setat.  suse  74. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  (R)  : 

In  memory  |  of  |  Peter  Lely,  gent°,  |  late  of  Lincoln,  who 
died  I  August  1761,  set.  63.  |  Also  of  M^s  Frances  Lely  |  his 
widow  who  died  |  May  16,  1782,  aet.  79.  j  Near  this  place  also 
are  |  interred  the  remains  of  |  M^^  Bridget  Mapletoft  |  aunt 
of  the  above  nam'd  |  Frances  Lely. 

The  following  stones  are  both  adjoining  (R)  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  |  Anne  Field  wife  of  |  Jonathan  Field, 
esq.,  I  and  eldest  daughter  of  |  Peter  Lely,  genf^,  she  died 
Dec.  the  11,  1797,  aged  74  years. 

To  the  memory  j  of  Sarah  Lely  |  neice  of  Robert  Lely,  esq.,  | 
who  died  July  the  1st,  1798,  |  aged  23  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last  three  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Original  Skepper  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
June  the  7th,  in  the  j^ear  j  of  our  Lord  1811,  |  aged  59  years. 

In  the  school  room  which  occupies  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle 
there  are  two  stones  which  have  had  inscriptions  round  the  edge 
but  now  quite  erased. 

A  tablet  of  wood  records  that  Robert  Parkinson  of  Reepham, 
gent.,  by  will  dated  1  May  1819,  left  to  William  Greetham  of 
Stainfield  Hall  co.  Line,  esq.,  £40  in  trust  to  be  distributed  to  the 
poor  in  bread  on  St  Thomas'  day. 


FLEET  123 

A  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  |  William  Hurd,  gentleman,  |  late  of 
Ketsby  in  this  county  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the  23*^  of 
March  1763,  |  aged  66  years.  |  Also  the  body  1  of  Jane  Hurd 
his  wife  |  who  died  May  P*,  1774,  |  aged  79  years. 

On  two  other  stones  to  the  south  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Farmery  Robinson  ]  who  departed 
this  life  Sep.  y^  6th,  |  1741,  aged  41.  |  Also  adjojTiing  |  the 
body  of  Anne  Robinson  |  his  wife  who  died  Feb.  the  10th,  | 
1745,  aged  39. 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  David  Robinson  |  jun'"  who  de- 
parted I  this  life  Sept.  y^  17,  |  anno  D'ni  1715,  |  in  y^  28th 
year  of  |  his  age. 

A  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  : 

Here  |  lie  the  remains  of  |  Robert  Parkinson  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  at  Reepham  on  the  |  fifteenth  day  of  June 
MDCCCXix,  I  aged  lxxiii. 

A  large  blue  flat  stone  to  the  east  of  the  last : 

Here  lies  the  body  of  |  George  Harrison,  esq.,  |  late  of  this 
parish,  who,  during  the  short  |  period  of  a  bustling  life, 
endeavoured  to  |  bestow  the  means  of  happiness  on.  those  | 
he  knew.  That  his  nobler  part  now  |  rests  in  peace  is  the 
humble  hope  |  of  Mary  Harrison  |  his  onlj^  surviving  daughter,  | 
who  has  placed  this  stone  to  his  memory.  |  He  died  December 
the  1st,  in  the  year  1806,  |  aged  57  years.  |  His  infant  daughter 
Sarah  Harrison  |  is  also  buried  in  the  same  grave. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  two  aisles  ;  on  the  north  side 
they  are  supported  by  two  Norman  arches  and  on  the  south  side 
by  two  pointed  arches,  a  chancel  and  two  aisles,  the  north  used 
for  a  school,  and  a  pinnacled  tower  at  the  west  end.  The  font  is 
curious  ;  it  is  an  octagon  supported  on  a  circular  pillar  and  four 
smaller  ones  surrounding  it. 

[See  also  Jeans,  25.] 

(MS  iii,  131-136.) 

Jfleet 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  July  22,  1833 — 

On  a  white  marble  lozenge-shaped  slab  against  the  south  wall  of 
the  chancel : 

Hie  I  infra  conditur  |  corpus  |  Thomee  Lodington^  |  quondam 

hujus  ecclesiae  [  rectoris  qui  obiit  12  Aug.  ( 

.  f  salutis  1729. 

Anno 


setat.  suae  45. 
Ex  dono  GuUei""  Brecknock. 


124  FLEET 

On  a  white  marble  monument  ornamented  with  cherubs,  against 
the  south  wall  of  the  chancel ;  above —  .  .  .  .  ,  on  a  bend  engrailed 
....  three  roses  [Jay]  : 

Marmor  |  hoc  juxta  recubat  cadaver  |  Triste  Wilhelmi  laii, 
Celebris  |  Gentis  extinctse  manet  ampla  virtus  |  Sola  superstes.  | 
Rebus  afflictis  miserisque  fida  |  Hospitali  pane  reluxit  aula,  j 
Conjugum  &  rara  pietate,  solus  |  Defuit  hseres.  |  Cum 
decennalis  quater  isset  orbem  |  Sol,  &  accessit  trieteris  una.  | 
Proximis  triste  ingemuit  valete.  |  Quid  valet  orbis  ?  | 
Desideratissimo  marito  |  Ian.  viges  :  Sept  :  1706.  |  In  caelum 
reverse  |  posuit  Elizabetha  lay  |  uxor  msestissima. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  floor  of  the  chancel  : 

Susanna  |  wife  of  John  Jay,  Esq.,  |  daughter  of  Richard 
and  I  Ann  Parke  ob*  17  June  1679. 

And  on  the  same  stone  lower  down  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  William  |  Jay,  gent.,  who  departed 
this  life  the  27  day  of  January  |  Anno  Dom.  1706,  |  in  the 
43^  year  of  his  age. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  floor  rather  west  of  the  last  with  these 
arms  cut  above —  .  .  .  .  ,  on  a  pale  .  .  three  stags'  heads  cabossed 
in  a  border  .  .  .  [for  Parke]  ;  impaling —  .  .  .  ,  on  a  bend  three 
bulls'  heads  couped  ...  a  crescent  difference  [Heton] : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  Richard  ]  Parke,  gent.,  who  married  | 
Ann  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Heton,  |  Esq.,  y®  8th  day  of 
January  1625,  by  |  whom  he  had  three  sonnes  and  two^ 
daug  I  hters,  at  his  death  there  only  survi  |  ved  Ann,  Elizabeth, 
Susannah.  He  |  departed  this  lyfe  y^  4th  day  of  February  | 
1651,  aged  50  years.  |  Anne  Parke  relict  of  the  said  Richard  | 
ob*  18  March  1682.  |  Here  also  lyeth  the  bodies  of  Thomas 
and  I  Elizabeth  the  daughter  and  |  son  of  the  above  said 
Richard  |   Parke,  gent.,  and  Ann  his  wife. 

At  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  is  a  stone  from  which  the  brasses 
have  been  taken  seemingly  of  a  priest  with  an  inscription. 

On  a  grey  and  white  tablet  against  the  wall  north  of  the  altar  : 
Beneath  is  interr'd  all  that  was  mortal  |  of  the  Rev^  James 
Ashley,  |  twenty  two  years  rector  of  this  parish.  |  A  man  whose 
admirable  and  highly  cultivated  powers  of  mind  |  were  only 
equal 'd  by  the  generosity  and  goodness  of  his  heart,  |  who,  after 
a  life  spent  in  the  conscientious  discharge  |  of  the  sacred 
duties  of  his  profession,  |  tho'  worn  down  with  continued 
affliction,  |  which  he  bore  with  Christian  fortitude,  |  calmly 
resign 'd  his  soul  into  the  hands  of  his  Maker  |  August  7^^, 
1806,  aged  63  years.  |  Be  ye  also  ready,  for  in  such  an  hour  | 
as  ye  think  not  the  Son  of  Man  cometh.  Matt,  ch  :  24*^ 
V.  44**'. 


FLEET  125 

A  neat  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  Mary,  the  wife  |  of  the  Rev^  Rich*^ 
Dods,  A.M.,  I  Rector  of  this  parish  |  who  departed  this  life 
the  9th  of  NovJ-  1812,  |  in  the  21st  year  of  her  age.  |  Piety 
sincere  and  fervent,  |  Humility  deep  and  unafifected,  |  an 
unreserved  devotednees  to  the  service  of  God,  |  and  an 
earnest  and  unceasing  solicitude  |  for  the  temporal  and 
spiritual  interests  |  of  her  fellow  creatures  |  were  the  graces 
which  marked  and  adorned  her  character  ;  |  and  these  were 
derived  from  faith  in  that  Saviour  |  Who  loved  her  and  gave 
Himself  for  her. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  these  arms  cut  over —  .  .  .  .  ,  on  a 
fesse  .  .  .  between  three  roundles  each  charged  with  a  lion's  head 
crazed,  ...  a  griffin  passant  between  two  escallops  .  .  .  [Green]  ; 
impaling —  .  .  .  ,  on  a  pale  .  .  .  three  stags'  heads  ....  [for 
Parke].     Crest — An  ostrich  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Elizabeth  the  wife  of  John  Green  |  of 
this  parish,  Esq.,  who  departed  |  this  life  the  19th  da}^  of 
January  |  Anno  Domini  1729,  |  setatis  suae  30,  |  which  said 
Elizabeth  was  the  onely  |  daughter  of  Reuben  Parke  of 
Lutton,  Esq.,  by  |  Mary  Hoste  one  of  the  daughters  of  James  | 
Hoste,  Esq.,  of  Sandringham  in  the  county  |  of  Norfolk. 

Upon  another  close  by  : 

John  I  son  of  John  &  Susanna  Jay,  Esq.,  |  ob*  28  Dec.  1691. 

Across  the  last  mentioned  stone  : 

Adjacent  lyeth  John  son  of  Wm.  and  Eliza.  |  Jay,  Gent., 
obt  13  May  1697,  setat :  10  weeks. 

Over  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  is  this  inscription  : 

Rev*^  James  Ashley,  rector,  John  Winchley,  John  Ashfield, 
churchwardens,  1787. 

The  church  is  small,  consisting  of  a  nave  separated  from  the 
north  and  south  aisles  by  five  arches  pointed  with  high  columns, 
a  chancel  with  the  east  window  blocked  up  ;  most  of  the  windows 
are  modem  but  in  one  at  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle  remains 
a  shield  of  arms  viz.,  England  with  a  labell  of  five  pomts,  B.  The 
tower  and  spire  stand  at  the  south  side  of  the  church  and  are  entirely 
separated  from  it  and  seem  to  have  been  thus  built  originally. 

In  the  account  of  Fleet  in  the  Gentleman'' s  Magazine,  alluded  to 
below,  are  also  these  further  particulars — The  church  is  dedicated 
to  St  Mary  Magdalen  and  is  a  rectory.  It  is  a  neat  stone  edifice 
having  lately  been  very  much  repaired  and  beautified.  The  steeple 
is  distant  about  twenty  feet  south  west  from  the  west  end  of  the 
nave  ;    it  contains  five  bells  with  the  following  inscriptions  : 

1.  Joseph  Mallows  of  East  Derham  in  Norfolk  1758. 

2.  Jhesus  be  our  spede  1589. 


126  FLEET 

3.  Fili  Dei  vive  Anno  Domini  1573.     I's  miserere  nobis. 

4.  William   Denniss  and   William   Winkley,   churchwardens, 
Lister  and  Pack  of  London  fee*  1766. 

5.  Thomas  Norris  made  me  1652. 

It  mentions  that  on  the  label  in  the  arms  painted  on  the  glass 
each  point  is  charged  with  three  fleur  de  lis. 

On  a  slab  in  the  church  yard  near  the  north  door  in  Saxon  capitals 
(R),  and  then  nearly  defaced,  was  the  following  : 

Priez  :  pvr  :  les  almes  :  Richard  :  Attegrene  :  Agneys  :  sa  femme: 
priez  :  quatre  :  vinz  :  iovrs  :  de  :  pa  .  .  .  . 

[Tablet  on  the  floor  of  south  aisle  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  |  of  Thomas  Fairfax,  gent.,  |  who 
departed  this  life  the  |  29th  day  of  March  Anno  D'n' :  |  1771,  | 
in  the  56th  year  of  his  age. 

Formerly  at  west  end  of  the  churchyard,  now  removed  to  the  inside 

of  the  church  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Michael  lohnson  surg°  |  who  died  the 
16  day  of  Feb.  1721,  setatis  suae  61.  |  Surgeon  Johnson  from 
the  Bull  in  Fleet,  |  He's  not  dead,  he's  only  laid  here  to  sleep.  | 
They  say  he's  dead.  Alass  he  cannot  Die,  |  He's  only  changed 
to  Immortality,  |  His  image  graved  on  Man  God's  right  doth 
shew,  I  His  image  'tis,  let  Caesar  have  his  dew. 

Barber-Surgeons'  Company  of  (Exeter) — Quarterly  sable  and  argent; 
over  all  on  a  cross  gules  a  lion  passant  guardant  or  ;  on  the  1st 
and  4th  quarters  a  chevron  between  three  fleams  argent ;  on  the 
2nd  and  3rd  quarters  a  rose  gules  seeded  or,  barbed  vert,  regally 
crowned    proper.     Motto — De    prsescientia    Dei.     Written    on    the 

THE 
cross — SUR  GINS.     Supporters — two  leopards.] 

ARM 

[See  also  Churches  of  Holland ;  TroUope,  Sleaford,  240-1.] 

(MS  ii,  25-32.) 

Notes 

Various     readings    in     Gentleman's    Magazine,    1798,    part    ii, 
p.   1094  :    ^  for  Lodington  read  Bodington.     ^  four. 


Jfolfeiusfjam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  29  July,  1833 — 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

Near  |  this  place  |  lyeth  the  body  of  y®  |  Rev.  Richard  Toller, 
M.A.,  I  who  departed  this  life  |  the  12  of  Jan^  1752,  |  aged 
63  years.  |  Blessed  are  the  dead  w^^  |  die  in  the  Lord. 


FOLKINGHAM  127 

On  a  black  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Isaac  Cookson,  Sen^,  |  Vicar  of 
Osbournby,  Helpringham  |  and  Walcot,  in  the  county  of  [ 
Lincoln,  and  master  of  the  Free  [  Grammar  school  in  this 
place.  I  He  departed  this  life  February  |  the  23,  1784,  setat. 
57.  I  Also  of  Ann  his  wife  j  who  died  May  the  7,  1784,  |  setat. 

54.      I     Ao^a    €1/    V^JriCTTOti    06(0 

On  a  black  tablet  in  the  south  aisle  : 

To  I  the  memory  of  |  Mr  John  Rugeley  |  late  of  this  town 
Apothecary  |  who  died  Sept.  30,  1780,  |  aged  xxxi  years.  | 
Quis  desiderio  sit  pudor  aut  modus  1  Tam  chari  capitis. 

On  a  black  tablet  next  to  the  last  m  the  south  aisle  : 

Near  this  place  |  lies  the  body  of  |  John  Morrell  |  who  died 
28  August  1781. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  (D)  : 

Maria  Qweningbrowh  |  died  the  rv  day  |  of  April  1698.  |  Here 
lieth  the  body  |  of  Anne  the  wife  of  |  Edward  Green  berry  | 
who  died  May  xxii,  |  17[55,  aged]  66. 

On  a  stone  in  the  south  aisle  has  been  an  inscription  in  capitals, 
but  now  defaced  ;  only  the  word  "  Brown  "  is  legible.  Underneath 
is  the  following  more  modem  memento  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Edward  Greenberry  |  died  May  xxm, 

1766,  aged  Lxxxi. 

On  another  (R)  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  ]  Edward  Greenberry  |  who  departed 
this  life  1  October  28,  1798,  ]  aged  74  years. 

On  a  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  (D) : 

Hie  in  humo  |  situs  est  reverendus  |  Dominus  Thomas  Martin  | 

nuper  rector  ecclesiae   |  parochialis  de  Kirkby   |  Underwood 

obiit  die  Aug.   |  the  xv,  mdccxix,  setat.  42. 

[Here    lyeth    Elizabeth    wife    of    Thomas   Martin  who   died 

January  24th,  17  .  . 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mary  the  wife  of  Abraham  Craven 

who  departed  this  life  April  16th,  1719. 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Abraham  Craven  who  died  January 

17th,  1792,  aged  35.] 

On  a  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  : 

In  a  vault  |  underneath  this  |  stone  |  lies  the  body  of  |  ^^'illiam 
Hall  I  late  of  Pointon  |  in  this  county  |  who  died  Feb^>'  3,  j 
1829,  I  aged  83  years. 

On  a  stone  in  the  south  aisle  (R)  : 

To  I  the  memory  of  |  Cornehus  Maples,  gent.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  1  Jan.  13,  1789,  |  aged  64  years. 


128  FOLKINGHAM 

On  a  marble  tablet  against  a  pillar  south  of  the  nave  (R)  : 

Here  rest  in  hope  of  a  joyful  resurrection  |  on  the  last  da5^  | 
Mary  the  daughter  of  |  John  and  Mary  Eastland,  |  ob.  Sep.  1, 
1786,  set.  2  years  and  10  months.  |  Francis  the  son  of  |  John 
&  Mary  Eastland,  |  ob*  Dec.  16,  1811,  aet.  17  years.  |  John 
Eastland,  |  ob*  April  12,  1815,  aged  75  years,  |  Ehzabeth 
the  daughter  of  |  John  and  Mary  Eastland,  |  ob*  May  30, 
1815,  86 tat.  23  years.  |  Mary  the  daughter  of  |  John  and  Mary 
Eastland,  |  ob.  Nov.  13^^,  1824,  setat.  38  years.  [Mary  relict 
of  John  Eastland  ob*  Sept.  22^^,  1831,  setat.  82  years.] 

Another  tablet  against  the  westernmost  pillar  : 

This  marble  is  erected  as  a  token  of  filial  respect  |  to 
perpetuate  the  memory  of  |  Benjamin  Smith,  Esq.,  |  who 
died  27  January  1807,  |  aged  seventy  five  years.  |  Also  sacred 
to  the  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  relict  of  the  above  |  who  was 
released  from  suffering  |  borne  with  exemplary  patience  |  the 
6th  of  May  1820,  aged  78  years. 

A  tablet  against  the  pillar  opposite  on  the  south  side  ;  arms — 
Ermine,  on  a  chief  azure  three  mullets  argent,  a  border  gules 
[Douglas]  ;  impaling — Or,  five  lozenges  conjoined  in  fesse  gules 
[Pinkney].  Crest — a  hand  couped  at  the  wrist  proper,  holding  a 
heart  sable,  thereon  a  crescent  argent.     Motto — Spero  Meliora. 

This  monument  |  is  piously  erected  |  by  his  affectionate 
widow  I  to  the  memory  of  |  Daniel  Douglas,  Esq.,  |  who 
having  exemplarily  discharged  |  with  uncommon  abiUty  |  the 
social  and  active  duties  of  life,  |  eminently  distinguished  |  for 
his  friendly  disposition,  |  love  of  peace  and  harmony,  [  finished 
his  course  here  |  much  regretted,  |  August  the  10,  1793,  | 
aged  58. 

Another  tablet  against  the  easternmost  pillar  of  the  same  side  (R)  : 
A  tribute  |  of  affectionate  attachment  |  to  the  memory  of  | 
the  Rev^  Edward  Smith  |  who  died  the  17  of  February  1813,  j 
aged  33  years  ;  |  his  short  life  was  marked  by  a  consistency  | 
of  conduct  rarely  surpassed,  |  by  truth  and  sincerity,  |  by 
the  purest  piety,  |  by  the  most  active  benevolence. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Edmund  son  of  Richard  and  Eliza- 
beth I  Eastland  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Nov.  17th,  |  1761, 
aged  XXII.  |  Francis  Eastland  |  was  buried  the  30th  |  of 
Dec^  1811,   I  aged  17. 

Another  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Jeremiah  y^  son  of  Daniel  |  Douglas 
who  departed  |  this  life  April  1st,  17[03],  |  aged  21  years,  | 
Jeremiah  Douglas  son  of  |  the  said  Daniel  Douglas  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  March  29,  1710,  aged  14. 


FOLKINGHAM  129 

These  on  flat  stones  in  the  nave  in  memory  of  (D)  : 
Richard  Eastland  died  March  16th,  1759,  set.  60. 
Elizabeth  his  wife  died  .  .  .  .   1761,  aet.  55. 
Elizabeth  Eastland  buried  30  June  1813,  set.  33. 
Daniel  Douglas  died  [blank]  June   1705,  aged  17. 
Daniel  son  of  Daniel  Douglas  died  May  25  1711,  aged  24. 

[Let  into  a  slab  under  the  tower  by  the  north  east  piUar.   Evidently 

a  fragment  cut  off  from  a  larger  inscription  : 

Also  of  I  Daniel  Douglas,  Esq^^  1  son  of  |  Daniel  &  Eliz  : 
Douglas  I  whose  death  is  recorded  |  on  the  pillar  near  this 
place.] 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave,  two  aisles,  chancel,  and  tower 
at  the  west  end,  pinnacled  nave  and  aisles,  divided  by  three  pointed 
arches  with  plain  piers,  a  little  painted  glass  in  the  windows. 

[Stones  in  the  floor  of  the  west  transept  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Eleanor  the  wife  of  Edward  Kitching 
who  departed  this  life  November  the  30th,  anno  d'ni  1723, 
aged  56  years.  A  loving,  faithful  wife  Sleapeth  here  in  the 
dust. 

In  the  north  aisle  : 

In  memory  of  Elizabeth  Burton,  relict  of  Mr  Anthony  Burton, 
who  died  ye  24th  April  1729,  aged  59. 

In  the  floor  of  the  nave  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Daniel  Douglas  who  departed   this 

life  January  6th, ,  aged  47  years. 

Here  Ueth  the  body  of  Daniel  Douglas  son  of  Daniel  Douglas 

who  departed  this  life  May  23rd,  1743,  aged  54. 
Here  lieth  the  body  of  Elizabeth  the  wife  of  Daniel  Douglas 

who  departed  this  life  April  29th,  1709,  aged  48  years. 
Here  lieth  the  body  of  Elizabeth  the  wife  of  the  2nd  Daniel 

Douglas  who  departed  this  life  October  23rd,   1783,  aged 

73  years. 
Also   John   Douglas   son   of    the   said   Daniel   Douglas   who 

departed  this  life  March  29th,  1740,  aged  44. 
Here  lieth  the  body  of  Richard  son  of  Richard  and  Elizabeth 

Eastland  who  departed  this  life  July  20th,  1755,  aged  21. 

Multis  ille  bonis  flebilis  occidit. 
Here  lieth  the  body  of  Richard  Eastland  who  departed  this 

life  July  26th,  1759,  aged  66  years. 
Here  lieth  the  body  of  EHzabeth  the  wife  of  Richard  Eastland 

who  departed  this  life  Jan.  21,   1765,  aged  54  years. 
Mary  the  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  Eastland,  she  departed 

this  life  Sept.  1st,  1786,  aged  2  years  and  10  months. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  219;    Trollope,  Sleafonl,  pp.  511-14.] 

(MS  i,  203-211.) 


130  FRODINGHAM 

Jfrobingliam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  11  September,  1835 — This  church 
consists  of  a  nave  and  two  aisles  resting  on  the  north  side  on  three 
sharp  pointed  Early  EngUsh  arches,  ornamented  with  the  toothed 
and  ball  moulding,  and  springing  from  circular  columns  with  massive 
capitals.  The  arches  on  the  south  side  are  of  a  later  style  with 
octagonal  shafts.  The  chancel  is  Early  English  with  a  lancet 
window  of  three  lights  at  the  east  end.  The  roof  is  open  to  the 
timbers,  but  the  arch  to  the  nave  is  blocked  up.  A  tower  at  the 
west  end.  The  east  window  of  the  south  aisle  is  a  singular  one. 
The  font  is  circular  with  a  clustered  shaft.  A  good  Early  English 
arch  in  the  south  porch. 

On  a  fiat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  |  the  body  of  j  Charles  Healey  |  of  Frodingham,  | 
gent.,  I  who  dyed  |  May  the  12,  aged  ]  53,  in  the  year  of  our 
Lord  I   1698. 

On  another  more  to  the  north  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  y®  |  body  of  Mary  Healey  |  of  Gainsborough 
widow  I  of  Charles  Healey  late  of  |  Frodingham,  gent.,  she  | 
dyed  ye  10  of  March  |   1768,  aged  59. 

Another  more  to  the  south  (D)  : 

Here  is  the  |  body  of  Elizabeth  |  the  wife  of  John  Healey  | 
Esqf,  she  died  1  of  March  \  1740,  aged  67. 

A  blue  stone  to  the  east  of  the  last  (D).  The  arms  cut  over — .  .  .  .  , 
four  fusils  in  pale  ....  [for  Healey]  ;  impaling —  .  .  .  ,  a  mascle 
between  three  ro undies  .  .  .  [Osbaldeston].  Crest — A  dragon's  head  : 
Reader,  |  Here  rests  |  Elizabeth  the  second  wife  of  |  John 
Healey,  Esq.,  |  she  was  one  of  the  daughters  |  of  Sir  Richard 
Osbaldeston,  knight,  |  and  left  |  this  world  (with  not  one 
like  her  in  it)  |  the  7th  of  May  1749,  in  the  57  year  |  of  her  age. 

On  another  stone  : 

Here  |  heth  the  body  of  |  John  Stow,  gent.,  |  of  Frodmgham,  | 
who  was  buried  July  the  8  \   1689. 

Another  to  D.  E.  Saunders  of  London,  died  5  Dec^  1820,  set.  52. 

A  black  tablet,  with  gold  letters,  against  the  north  wall ;  arms 
over — Argent,  four  fusils  in  pale  gules  [Healey]  ;  impaling — Argent 
a  mascle  inter  three  pellets  [Osbaldeston]  : 

In  memory  of  \  John  Healey,  Esq'",  |  who  dyed  the  ]  seventh 

day  of  May  |  1750,  j  aged  63  years. 

On  a  black  tablet  next  similar  to  the  last  : 

Near  this  place  |  lie  the  remains  of  Geo.  Healey,  Esq.,  |  who 
died  Feb.  18,  1794,  |  aged  78  years.  |  Jane  Healey,  wife  of 
the  above  |  named  Geo.  Healey,  1  died  Dec.  24,  1799,  [  aged 
82  years. 


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Next  to  it  another,  with  the  Healey  arms  : 

In  memory  of  |  George  Healey,  Esq.,  |  who  died  the  twenty  | 
eighth  day  of  May  |  1824,  |  aged  78  years. 

A  white  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

Near  to  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  of  |  Mary  Jane 
eldest  daughter  of  |  Henry  and  Mary  Elizabeth  Healey  of  | 
High  Risby.  |  She  died  the  26  of  June  1834,  |  aged  15.  \  Her 
afflicted  parents  have  caused  |  this  tablet  to  be  erected 
to  the  memory  |  of  a  beloved  child  who  in  humble  |  resignation 
of  the  divine  will  bore  |  a  lingering  illness  with  Christian  | 
fortitude  and  exemplary  patience. 

A  flat  stone  below  : 

Here  |  lie  the  remains  of  |  John  Healey,  son  [  of  George  Healey, 
of  I  Gainsburgh,  Esq.,  who  died  |  the  6  of  February  1789,  | 
aged  34  years. 

A  black  tablet  (D)  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  to  the  memory  of 
Austin  Maw  servant  of  G.  Healey,  Esq.,  25  years,  died  28  Dec'" 
1801,  aet.  60. 

A  flat  stone  (D)  in  the  north  aisle  to  William  Clarke  of  Bromby, 
gent.,  died  9  Dec^  1782,  aet.  85. 

Others  in  the  nave  (D)  to  : 

William  Clarke  of  Bromby  died  30  April  1713. 

William  Clarke  of  Bromby,  gent.,  died  6  May  1802,  aet.  78. 

William  Grant  Barber  Clarke  his  only  son  died  7  May  1788, 

aet.  23. 
Jane  wife  of  Richard  Rogerson  of  Broughton. 
[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  xi,  176-178,  195.] 

(MS  viii,  229-234.J 

Jfulliecfe 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  9  August  1833 — 

On  a  stone  monument  against  the  north  side  of  the  north  aisle 
under  the  window,  the  arms  in  a  comer  of  the  stone — Azure,  three 
gauntlets  or,  with  a  crescent  difference.  Crest — A  bull's  head 
argent,  armed  or,  issuing  from  a  ducal  coronet  of  the  same 
[Fane]  : 

In  I  memory  |  of  Mr  William  Fane  second  son  of  Sir  Francis 
Fane  Kt.  of  the  Bath  |  by  the  Right  Hon^ie  Elizabeth  relict 
of  John  Lord  Darcy  and  Mennell  who,  |  after  10  years  travell 
in  France,  Flanders,  Germany,  Italy,  Turky,  Jerusalem,  |  and 
the  Holy  Land,  in  the  40*^  year  of  his  age,  departed  this  life 
y«  3  of  June  1679.  |  Also  Henry  y^  3^^  son  dyed  Nov.  27  and 
was  buried  here  Anno  1686.  |  He  was  ever  obedient  to  his 
parents,  faithf ull  to  his  trust,  beloved  for  his  good  |  disposition 


132  FULBECK 

and  particularly  bj-  M^s  Grace  Fane  his  sorrowful  sister 
who  I  caused  this  monument  to  be  erected  for  him  y^  10  of 
July  1679.  I  Edward  Fane  5*^  son  of  Sir  Francis  after  visiting 
Jerusalem  &  other  parts  dyed  at  London  |  Dec.  y*  15,  1679, 
aged  37. 

Upon  another  stone  monument  like  the  last  further  to  the  west 
in  the  north  aisle  : 

In  I  memory  |  of  Mr  Thomas  Ball  who  dyed  y®  10  day  of 
Febru.  1673  in  y^  74*^  year  of  his  age.  |  His  wife  was  Elizabeth 
daughter  of  M^  Thomas  West  of  Doncaster,  by  whome  ]  hee 
had  six  sons  and  left  onely  one  daughter  Elizabeth  survivinge.  | 
Hee  was  50  years  a  faithfull  servant  to  S^  Francis  Fane,  Kt. 
of  y®  Bath,  |  second  son  of  Francis  earle  of  Westmoreland, 
and  travelled  w^h  him  into   |   Holland,  Denmark,  Germany, 
Loraine,  Switzerland,  Italy,  Naples,   |  France  and  Flanders, 
where  hee  considered  y^  courts  and  camps  of  |  most  of  y® 
European  Princes,  their  splendor  &  mutabilitie,  concluding  | 
with  y®  preacher,  there  was  nothing  new  under  the  sun  and 
y*  all  was  |  vanity  and  onely  one  thing  necessary,  to  fear  God 
and  keep  his  commandments.    |    Soe  doth  F.  F.  who  fixed 
this  stone  1674. 
A  monument  of  stone  under  the  east  window  of  the  north  aisle, 
three  coats  on  each  side  the  stone  as  follows — (1),  Quarterly,  France 
and  England,  a  label  ermine  [John  of  Gaunt]  ;    impaling — Gules, 
three  Catherine  wheels  or  [Swinford],  within  the  Garter,  and  a 
ducal  coronet  over.     (2),  Gules,  a  saltier  argent,  charged  with  a 
rose  of  the  field  [Nevile]  ;    impaling — Gules,  a  fess  between  six 
crosslets  or,  a  crescent  for  difference  [Beauchamp].     This  is  sur- 
mounted by  a  baron's  coronet.       (3),  Nevile  ;    impaling — 1st  and 
4th,  Quarterly,  France  and  England  ;    2nd  and  3rd,  Or,  a  chevron 
gules  [Stafford],  surrounded  by  the  Garter,  and  surmounted  by  a 
baron's  coronet.     (4),  exactly  the  same  as  the  last,  surrounded 
by  the  Garter,  but  surmounted  by  an  earl's  coronet.     (5),  Nevile, 
impaling — Argent,   on   a   chevron   within   a   bordure   azure   three 
escallops  of  the  field  [Fenne],  surmounted  by  a  baron's  coronet. 
(6),  Nevile,  impaling — Or,  two  bars  argent ;    on  a  chief  quarterly 
France  and  England  [Manners],  surmounted  by  a  baron's  coronet. 
In  the  centre  is  an  urn  upon  a  pedestal,  and  on  the  last  three  shields 
— (1)  (the  centre).  Azure,  three  gauntlets  or  [Fane]  ;    impaling — 
Gules,  a  saltier  argent,  charged  with  a  rose  of  the  field,  Nevile, 
surmounted  by  a  baron's  coronet.     (2),  Fane,  impaling — Argent — 
three  lions  rampant  azure,  surmounted  by  an  earl's  coronet  [Mild- 
may].     (3),  Azure,  semee  of  crosslets,  three  roses  argent  [Darcy] ; 
impaling — [Argent],  a  fess  dancette,  between  three  leopards'  heads 
cabossed    sable    [VVest].     Also    this    coat — Quarterly,    1st.    Fane ; 
2nd,  Nevile  ;    3rd,  Or,  fretty  gules,  on  a  canton  argent  [a  galley — 
Nevile  of  Bulmer] ;     4th,  Quarterly  argent  and  gules,  on  the  2nd 


FULBECK  133 

and  3rd  quarters  a  fret  or  ;  over  all,  a  bend  sable  [Spencer].  At 
the  bottom  this  motto  :  Ne  vile  Fano  ;  and  these  inscriptions, 
which  are  divided  by  the  pedestal  : 

Un  Dieu — Un  Roy.     Cor  Unum — Via  una.  |  Nomen  alterum 

quaere— obiit  An^  1680,  .Etatis  69. 

A  white  marble  monument  against  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle  : 
Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  |  the  Honourable  Henry  Fane  (  son 
of  Tho^  Earl  of  Westmoreland  |  who  departed  this  life  Friday 
June  IV,  I  MDCCCii,  |  in  the  lxiv**!  year  of  his  age,  |  he  left 
a  widow  j  and  numerous  family  of  children  |  to  deplore  the 
loss  I  of  I  a  most  affectionate  husband  |  and  |  the  best  of  fathers. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  north  aisle 

with  an  anchor  above  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Vere  Fane  |  second  son  of  Lieutenant 
General  |  Sir  Henry  Fane  of  Fulbeck,  |  Knight  Grand  Cross 
of  the  Bath.  |  He  lost  his  life  in  the  service  of  his  country,  | 
having  perished  with  every  one  of  his  brother  seamen,  |  the 
crew  of  his  Majesty's  brig  of  war  Algerine,  |  off  Hydra  |  in 
the  Gresian  Archipelago,  |  on  the  8th  (^ay  ^f  January  1826,  | 
in  the  19*^  year  of  his  age.  |  His  proper  sense  of  all  his  moral 
obligations,  |  the  excellence  of  his  disposition,  |  and  his  high 
professional  qualities  and  character,  |  fitted  him  as  it  seemed 
for  a  prosperous  course  |  of  worldly  felicity  and  honour.  | 
But  the  Almighty  has  dealt  yet  more  graciously  with  him  | 
by  removing  him  to  immortality  |  before  his  fair  prospects 
had  been  clouded  by  misfortune,  |  or  his  innocence  endangered 
by  temptation. 

A  white  and  grey  marble  monument  north  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

In  memory  \  of  George  Smith,  gentleman,  |  who  died  24  day 
of  Oct.  1806,'  I  in  the  95*^  year  of  his  age,  ]  also  of  |  EHzabeth 
Smith  his  neice  |  who  died  18  July  1813,  |  in  the  74^^  year  of 
her  age. 

On  a  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  James  Horton,  gent.,  |  of  this 
place,  late  of  |  Manchester,  merchant,  |  who  died  the  26  of 
June  I  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1756,  |  aged  54  years.  |  He 
married  Rebecca  daughter  of  |  William  and  Catherine  | 
Pickworth  of  Caythorpe  in  this  |  county  ;  she  died  at 
Manchester  |  August  the  18,  1753,  aged  24,  |  and  is  interred 
in  I  St  Anne's  church,  Manchester,  |  left  issue  three  children,  | 
Pickworth  who  died  Sept.  1783,  |  aged  31,  and  lies  hiterred 

at  Caythoii^e,  ]  Catherine  Dubar died  |   .  .  .  . 

.  .  in  this (The  bottom  is  effaced). 

Round  the  Fane  pew  is  this  inscription  : 

My  son.  Fear  thou  the  Lord  and  the  King  and  meddle  not  | 
with  them  that  ai-e  given  to  change.  Prov.  24.  21. 


134  FULBECK 

A  stone  monument  (D)  at  the  east  end.  of  the  south  aisle  against 
the  wall ;  the  arms  over — Sable,  three  goats  salient  argent 
[Thorold] ;  impaling — Argent,  on  a  bend  sable  three  owls  of  the 
field,  a  crescent  for  a  difference  [Savile]  : 

In  I  memory  |  of  Timothy  Thorold  Doc"^  of  Physick  who  was 
interred  here  y®  25  of  Dece?/i.  1641,  and  Eliz.  his  wife  |  onely 
daughter  of  Gabriel  Savile  of  Newton,  esq.,  shee  was  interr<^ 
here  the  29  of  Oct^  1669.  They  had  five  sons  |  W^  their 
surviving  son  was  buried  here  y^  13  of  Oct^  1663.  They  had 
three  daughters,  Eliz.  the  eldest  married  |  Rich  Thomhill 
of  Marham,  gent.,  both  interred  here,  Mary  y^  youngest 
married  Anthony  Williams  of  |  Swarby,  gent.,  Martha  y^ 
second  daughter  married  Tho.  Lucas  of  Hollo  well  in  y^  county 
of  Northampton,  |  gent.,  they  had  2  sons,  Thomas  and  W™, 
Thomas  y^  eldest  having  spent  near  six  years  in  the  University 
of  Oxford  I  being  outwardly  accomplished  and  inwardly 
quaHfyed  with  piety,  prudence  and  learning,  to  his  Parents 
and  Friends  |  great  satisfaction,  and  others  y*  knew  him, 
Departed  this  life  at  the  age  23,  and  was  interred  here  y^ 
21  of  April  I  1680,  to  y^  great  grief  of  his  father  &  mother 
who  caused  this  monument  to  be  erected  for  him.  Here 
lieth  also  interred  |  the  body  of  the  before  named  Martha 
Lucas  who  dyed  Feb.  16,  and  was  buried  Feb.  19,  An^ 
1686. 

A  black  marble  monument  flanked  by  two  grey  Corinthian  pillars 
against  the  wall  to  the  north  of  the  last  mentioned,  these  arms 
over,  viz. — On  a  chevron,  between  three  stags  tripping  or,  three 
roses  ....  [Robinson] ;  impaling — Argent,  three  martlets  in  pale, 
between  two  flanches  sable  [Brown].  And  these  below — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Per  pale  indented  or  and  azure  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  viz., 
[Robinson] : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  daughter  of  S'"  Leonard  Brown, 
knt,  and  relict  of  j  Robert  Robinson  of  Branston  |  in  the 
county  of  Lincoln,  gent.,  |  who  died  in  the  year  1683.  |  Also 
John  Robinson,  gent.,  son  |  and  heir  of  Robert  and  Eliz*^ 
Robinson  |  who  died  January  the  P*,  172|,  aged  74,  |  as 
also  Elizabeth  Grandaughter  of  |  the  above  Rob*  and  Eliz* 
Robinson  |  and  wife  of  Benjamin  Jessop,  gent.  |  She  die 
September  the  29,  1747,  |  in  the  60  year  of  her  age.  |  Likewisei 
of  the  above  |  Benjamin  Jessop,  gent.,  son  of  |  Robert  Jessop 
of  Marston  |  in  this  county,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the  4t*J 
day  of  October  1762,  |  in  the  70  year  of  his  age. 

A  flat  stone  below  commemorates  the  same  Benjamin  Jessop  (D)  : 

A  monument  of  stone  against  the  wall  of  the  south  aisle  : 

Near  this  place  |  lies  interred  the  body  of  |  Elizabeth  Shaw  | 
daughter  of  Richard  Shaw,  yeoman,   |  and  Mary  his  wife  | 


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who  departed  this  life  |  October  22,  1736,  |  aged  24.  |  She  was 
pious  towards  God,  |  dutifull  to  her  parents,  |  loving  and  kind  | 
to  her  relations  and  friends,  |  and  agreeable  to  all  her  acquaint- 
ance. I  Also  Mary  mother  of  the  above  |  Eliz^  Shaw  died 
April  6,  1756,  aged  65.  |  Also  Richard  Shaw,  husband  of  the 
above  |  Mary  &  Father  of  the  above  Eliz^^  Shaw,  |  died 
April  22,   1758,  aged  74. 

A  black  tablet  against  the  south  door  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Susannah  wife  of  |  Michael  Atkinson  | 
who  departed  |  this  life  November  y^  17,  |  1744,  aged  22  years.  | 
Also  to  the  memory  of  \  Michael  Atkinson,  gent.,  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  August  10,  1758,  aged  43.  j  Also  of  Michael 
Atkinson  son  of  the  above  |  who  died  April  the  6^^,  1807,  | 
aged  62  years. 

A  grey  marble  pyramidal  monument  more  to  the  west,  in  capitals 

on  a  white  slab  (D)  : 

Near  |  this  monument  |  are  interred  the  remains  |  of  M^ 
Francis  Atkinson  |  late  of  Leadenham  |  in  this  neighbourhood 
who  died  |  on  the  ix  day  of  March  |  mdccxcv,  |  in  the  xlhi 
year  |  of  j  his  age. 

Another  to  the  west  of  the  last  surmounted  by  an  um  : 

In  memory  of  Thomasine  |  the  wife  of  Michael  Atkinson  |  of 
the  city  of  Lincoln,  Att^  at  Law,  |  who  died  31  daj^  of  March 
1805,  I  in  the  34*^  year  of  her  age,  |  greatly  lamented  by  her 
family  |  and  friends,  |  to  whom  she  rendered  herseK  j  deservedly 
dear  |  by  a  uniform  exercise  |  of  every  moral  &  domestic 
virtue. 

A  black  slab  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  (D)  : 

Here  |  lie  interred  the  remains  of  |  Ann  the  2^  wife  of  |  Mich^ 
Atkinson,  gent.,  |  who  died  Feb.  13,  1771,  |  aged  47  years. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  in 

capitals  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  Sharp  |  wife  of  Thomas 
Sharp  I  who  departed  this  life  |  September  the  xix,  mdcccxix,  | 
in  the  59  year  of  |  her  age.  |  Also  of  Thomas  Sharp.  |  Surgeon 
in  this  village  xliv  years,  |  who  died  the  xx  of  November 
MDCCCXXV,  I  in  the  lxiv  year  of  his  age. 

On  a  similar  one  below  also  in  capitals  : 

To  the  memory  of  Elizabeth  Barker  |  relict  of  Christopher 
Barker,  |  Surgeon,  |  who  died  on  the  vii  of  May  mdccci,  | 
aged  Lxviii.  |  Also  of  George  Fawcett,  |  Surgeon,  |  who  died 
XXVI  of  August  MDCCLXXXiii,   |  aged  xxxiii  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Ann  |  wife  of  |  Abraham  Swain,  yeo.,  |  who 
dyed  .   .  .  .   |   ber  y^  8,  1739,  |  aged  31  years. 


136  FULBECK 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  separated  from  its  aisles  by  three 
pointed  arches  rising  from  round  columns,  a  chancel,  and  a  tower 
pinnacled  at  the  west  end.     It  is  very  prettily  covered  with  ivy. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  228-9.] 

(MS  iii,  241-254.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  17  August  1833 — The  church  is  at 
present  a  mean  building,  consisting  of  nave  and  chancel,  no  tower. 
The  bell  hangs  over  the  west  end. 

There  is  an  old  stone  in  the  chancel,  but  the  inscription  which  runs 
across  the  stone  is  illegible. 

Placed  upright  against  the  wall  of  the  west  end  is  the  figure  (R) 
of  a  Knight  Templar,  his  legs  crossed,  but  broken  at  the  bottom, 
his  hands  clasped,  a  shield  on  his  arm.  Over  his  head  a  lion  couchant 
which  may  probably  have  been  removed  from  under  his  feet.  The 
whole  is  covered  over  with  yellow  ochre. 

Next  is  the  figure  of  a  female  (R),  also  placed  upright  against  the 
west  wall.  There  are  the  remains  of  a  canopy  over  her  head  and 
the  hands  are  clasped.     It  is  covered  with  whitewash. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  xi,  196.] 

(MS  iv,  3.) 

(©ebnep 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  22  July  1833 — In  the  chancel  there 
are  the  remains  of  brasses,  three  seem  to  have  been  figures  with 
inscriptions  under  them,  the  fourth  a  cross. 

Against  the  south  west  [wall]  at  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  is  a 
white  marble  monument —  ...  a  lion  rampant,  looking  to  the 
sinister  [?  for  Welles]  : 

In  memory  of  Mary  the  wife  of  |  Robert  MiUington  of  this 
parish  |  great  grand-daughter  |  of  St  John  Wells,  Esq.,  |  of 
Alford  in  this  county,  |  who  died  17  Aug.  1831,  |  aged  lvi 
years. 

On  a  black  marble  tablet  about  the  middle  of  the  north  wall  of 

the  north  aisle  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Worrall  Palmer,  gent.,  |  of  this  parish,  | 
who  died  October  the  xxrv*^,  mdcccxxv,  |  aged  lviii  years.  | 
Also  of  Margaret  Palmer  |  relict  of  the  above  |  who  died 
August  XXX,  MDCCCXXVi,  I  aged  liii  years.  |  Them  also  which 
sleep  in  Jesus  will  God  |  bring  with  him.  1  Thess.  rv,  14. 

A  very  handsome  old  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  south 
aisle,  the  entablature  supported  by  three  Corinthian  pillars  ;    and 


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GEDNEY  137 

above  three  shields  of  arms  :  in  the  centre — Sable,  a  fess  between 
three  fleur  de  lis  argent  [Welby].  On  the  right  hand — Sable,  three 
spear  heads  argent  [Apryce].  On  the  left — [Welby]  ;  impaling 
[Apryce].  Between  the  pillars  are  a  man  and  woman  kneeling 
at  a  desk  on  which  are  books.  Below  is  the  following  inscription 
partly  under  the  man,  partly  under  the  woman,  in  capitals  : 

Here  under  lyeth  buried  the  bodies  of  Adlard  Welby  |  of 
Gedney,  Esq.,  and  Cassandra  his  wife  the  daugh-  |  ter  of 
William  Apryce  of  Washingleys  in  y^  parish  |  of  Lutton  in 
the  county  of  Huntingdon,  Esquier,  |  by  whom  he  had  issve 
fower  sons  and  one  daugh  |  ter,  viz.  William,  Richard, 
Robert,  John,  and  Susan,  |  being  all  Uvinge  at  his  death,  who 
departed  this  |  life  the  xi  day  of  August  An.  1570,  being  of 
the  I  age  of  lxiii  yeares,  and  Cassandra  departed  y«  xxii  | 
of  February  An.  D'ni  1590,  being  lx  years  of  age. 
The  second  column  under  the  woman  as  follows  : 

This  monument  was  made  at  y^  cost  &  charges  of  S^  |  William 
Welbie,  Knight  of  the  Honourable  order  |  of  the  Bath,  together 
with  Robart  Carr  of  Aswerbye,  |  esquier,  the  last  husband 
of  Cassandra,  mother  to  y«  |  foresayd  Will'm,  &  wife  to  y® 
above  named  Robart,  &  j  was  finished  in  the  moneth  of 
May  1605,  being  in  y^  |  raigne  of  our  soveraine  Lord  James 
by  the  grace  of  |  God  of  England  Fraunce  &  Ireland  king 
the  I  third,  and  of  Scotland  the  eight  and  thirtieth. 

On  a  brass  plate  against  the  south  wall,  west  of  the  last,  much 
rubbed  and  very  illegible,  though  not  old  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of   |  Mary  Ann  Windett  |  daughter 

of  I  James  &  Ann  Windett  |  who  is  interred  opposite  |  29  Dec. 

1817,  aged  7  yea,Ts  .  .  months.  |  Also  of  Maria  &  William  who  | 

died  infants  in  London. 

A  white  circular  tablet  on  grey  marble  against  the  south  wall  : 
Mr  I  James  Long  |  died  December  16,  1786,  |  aged  60  years.  | 
Mrs  I  Dorothy  Long  |  died  June  7,  1791,  |  aged  66  years.  | 
Also  7  children  |  died  infants. 

Upon  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  near  the  last  tablet : 

Underneath  this  stone  are  interred  |  in  the  hopes  of  a  joj^ul 
resurrection  |  the  earthly  remains  \  of  Elizabeth  the  wife 
of  I  James  Long  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the  12  day  of  April 
1817,  I  in  the  49  year  of  her  age. 

On  another  stone  close  by  : 

Underneath  this  stone  are  interred  |  hi  the  hopes  of  a  joj-ful 
resurrection  |  the  earthly  remains  |  of  James  Long,  gent.,  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  the  12th  day  of  February  1824,  |  in 
the  72  year  of  his  age. 

On  another  stone  adjoining  (D)  : 

Underneath  this  stone  are  interred  |  in  the  hopes  of  a  joj-ful 


138  GEDNEY 

resurrection  |  Elizabeth  wife  of  |  James  Long  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  the  11th  day  of  January  1809,  |  in  the  50  year  of 
her  age. 

On  another  stone  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mary  daughter  of  |  Mr  James  and  Elizabeth 
Long  I  who  died  July  5,  1797,  |  aged  6  years. 

On  another  stone  : 

Elizabeth  daughter  of  |  James  &  Elizabeth  Long  |  died 
March  2,  1781,  |  an  infant. 

On  another  stone  : 

William  son  of  |  James  &  Elizabeth  Long  |  died  March  20, 
1794,  I  aged  10  months. 

On  a  white  marble  slab  in  the  floor  of  the  nave  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  Lydia  the  wife  |  of  Nicholas  Mathews, 
clerk,  I  and  also  of  Anne  their  daughter.  |  Lydia  departed  this 
life  I  on  April  y®  16,  1750,  |  in  the  30  year  of  her  age  |  and 
Anne  on  Oct.  y«  13,  |  1749,  |  aged  6  months.  |  Flere  et 
meminisse  relictum  est. 

On  a  black  marble  slab  in  the  middle  aisle  : 

In  memory  of  |  Michael  Athey  |  who  died  ]  Jan^  11,  1826,  | 
aged  Lxxxv.  |  Elizabeth  |  his  wife  |  died  March  17,  1826,  | 
aged  Lxxxvi. 

There  is  an  atchievement  suspended  near  the  chancel  as  follows  : 
Quarterly,  1st — Or,  a  pale  engrailed  between  two  lions  rampant 
sable  ;  2nd — Per  fesse  argent  and  azure,  a  pile  counterchanged, 
charged  with  a  buck's  head  cabossed  or ;  3rd — Per  pale  gules  and 
sable,  an  eagle  or,  in  chief  two  mullets  argent ;  4th — As  the  first ; 
impaled  by  (which  ought  to  have  been  first  emblazoned) — Azure, 
two  chevrons  embraced  between  three  estoiles  argent.  Crest — an 
estoile  argent  (D). 

A  marble  monument  against  the  wall  at  the  east  end  of  the  south 

[?  aisle],  with  arms  below — Sable,  a  chevron  between  three  fleur 

de  lis  argent.     Crest — An  armed  arm  azure,  holding  a  sword  proper 

issuing  from  a  cloud  proper  [Welby].  Motto — Per  ignem  per  gladium  : 

Here  under  lyeth  the  body  |  of  WiUiam  Welbye,  Esq.,  |  who 

departed   this  life  the    17   day  of  April    1726,   in   the    58    | 

year  of  his  age.    |   He  was  lineally  descended  from  Adlard 

Welbe  of  Gedney,   Esq.,   and    |    Cassandra  his   v/ife  whose 

monument  is  on  the  south  side  |  of  the  church  near  this  place, 

to    I   the  inscription  on  which  this  re   |  fers  and  to  whose 

memory  |  this  is  dedicated  by  Adlard  |  Welbye  his  brother 

who  was  left  his  sole  executor. 

A  similar  one  more  to  the  south  with  arms  and  crest  of  Welby  under, 
and  this  motto — Per  Ignem  Per  Gladium  : 

Near  this  place  lieth  |  interred  the  body  of  Adlard  |  Welbye, 


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Esq.,  the  youngest  of  the  |  four  sons  of  Adlard  Welbye,  Esq.,  | 
executor  to  his  eldest  brother  W""  |  Welbye,  to  whose  memory 
he  erect-  |  ed  the  monument  adjoynmg,  &  in  y*  (  same 
grave  with  him  are  deposited  |  the  bodies  of  his  said  brothers,  | 
William  &  John  Welbye,  y^  4th  brother  |  having  perished  at 
sea,  I  none  of  them  |  having  left  issue,  that  ancient  &  worthy  | 
family  is  hereby  become  extinct,  he  |  died  y«  15  of  June 
1728,  in  y^  58  year  of  |  his  age,  and  as  he  lived  in  the  exercise 
of  all  I  Christian  &  moral  virtues,  so  left  a  ]  memorial  of 
his  charity  by  a  perpetual  |  donation  of  five  pounds  a  year 
for  I  the  rehef  of  such  industrious  poor  |  of  this  parish  as  do 
not  receive  collec-  |  tion.  His  father  Adlard  Welbye  |  left 
fifty  shillings  per  ann.  to  y®  |  poor  :  many  of  his  ancestors  | 
having  been  benefactors  to   |  this  parish  before  him. 

Above  these  monuments  are  two  atchievements  with  the  Welby 
arms. 

On  a  black  tablet  against  the  wall  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle 
with  arms  over — Gules,  on  a  fesse  argent,  between  three  garbs  in 
chief  and  a  lion  passant  in  base  or,  the  words  '  Vivens  Vives  '  [for 
Whitley] : 

Near  to  |  this  place  1  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Edward  Whitley, 
gent.,  j  who  departed  this  |  life  February  y«  17th,  |  1761, 
aged  73  |  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  floor  below,  defaced  by  damp  : 

Hie  jacet  corpus  Esterae  fihse  Augustini  j  Fish  Vicar'  hujus 
Ecclesiae  et  Catherinae  |  uxoris  eius  quae  ex  hac  luce  placide 
migra-  |  vit  X'ti  nomine  11°  die  Julii  1690,  setat.  20°,  |  Jacobus 
filius  Augustini  et  Catherinae  Fish  |  Presbyter  spei  baud 
vulgaris  obiit  |  apud  Londinum  April  28^^°  sepultus  est  | 
Ecclesia  Sabaudiensi  1710,  aetat.  25°.  |  Catherina  uxor 
amantissima  Augustini  Fish  |  obiit  Feb.  13,  1711,  aetat.  51o.  | 
Liberis  Conjugi  et  sibi.  |  Augustinus  Fish  a.m.  vicar  obiit  | 
Mali  130,  1713,  I  aetatis  70. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  interred  |  the  body  of  EUzabeth  |  daughter  of 
Humph  I  ery  and  Elizabeth  |  Graves  who  departed  |  this  life 
the  27  day  |  of  July  1711,  in  the  13  |  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  flat  blue  stone  in  the  nave  near  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  : 
In  memory  of  |  Perigrina  the  wife  of  |  Wilham  Benson  who  | 
departed  this  life  |  December  ye  28th,  1745,  |  aged  51.  |  Also 
the  body  of  William  Benson  |  who  departed  this  life  August 
19th,  I  1750,  I  aged  58  years,  |  and  also  his  son  who  died 
in  I  his  infancy. 

On  a  small  stone  more  to  the  east  : 

Here  lies  |  interred  the  body  |  of  Robert   son  |  of   Robert  Sc 


140  GEDNEY 

Amy  j  Pulvertoft  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the  21st  of  July 
1783,  I  in  his  infancy. 

On  another  large  blue  stone  : 

Beneath  this  marble  are  interred  |  the  remains  of  Elizabeth 
wife  of  I  William  Bothamley  |  who  departed  this  life  |  January 
29,  1793,  I  aged  36  years.  |  Also  j  one  child  died  an  infant.  ] 
Also  I  beneath  are  deposited  the  earthly  |  remains  of  |  William 
Bothamley  |  who  departed  this  life  |  January  19,  1806,  |  aged 
53  years. 

Over  the  door  at  the  south  is  the  following  inscription  in  capitals 
of  old  character  : 

Pax  Xp'  i  sit  huic  domui  et  omnibus  |  habitantibus  in  ea  hie 

requies  nostra. 

This  is  a  very  handsome  church.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and  side 
aisles  divided  by  six  fine  pointed  arches,  and  a  chancel,  with  a 
tower  at  the  west  end.  The  east  window  of  the  north  aisle  is  filled 
with  very  beautiful  painted  glass,  and  in  another  window  of  the 
same  aisle  are  these  arms — Argent,  three  lions  passant  sable.  There 
is  also  in  all  the  other  windows  of  the  church  some  painted  glass. 
There  are  twelve  clerestory  windows,  very  handsome. 

[See  also  L.R.8.  i,  178-80 ;  Jeans,  Supp.,  8-9  ;  Churches 
of  Holland. \ 

(MS  ii,  33-47.) 

<§ebnep  '^iW 

Notes  taken  in  the  chapel,  30  August,  1836 — This  chapel  consists 
of  a  nave  with  aisles,  chancel,  and  a  tower  of  the  perpendicular 
style  at  the  west  end,  divided  by  a  pointed  arch  from  the  nave. 
The  aisles  are  separated  from  the  nave  by  wooden  supports  without 
arches.  No  arch  to  the  chancel.  The  windows  are  modem,  and 
those  of  the  clerestory  garret.  Font— octagon,  pannelled.  A  south 
porch,  and  in  the  tower  five  bells,  three  old  and  two  new  ones.  In 
the  churchyard  is  the  handsome  shaft  of  a  cross  on  a  pedestal  and 
basement  of  two  steps. 

A  stone  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  :  on  a  book  this  : 
"  Be  not  slothful  but  followers  |  thro'  faith  and  patience  to 
inherit  the  promises." 

Above  a  crown,  and  this  inscription  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mary  Kingston,  |  a  sincere  Christian.  |  How 
loved,  how  valued  once  avails  thee  not  |  To  whom  related 
or  by  whom  begot  |  A  heap  of  dust  alone  remains  of  thee  | 
'Tis  all  thou  art  and  all  the  proud  shall  be.  |  She  died,  the 
16  day  after  the  birth  of  her  2^  child,  |  the  8th  of  May  1815,  | 
in  the  26  year  of  her  age.  | 

Life  how  short,  Eternity  how  long. 


GLENTWORTH  141 

A  white  and  grey  marble  tablet  opposite  : 

In  memory  |  of  Jacob  Decamps  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the 
8th  of  Septem'".  1770,  |  aged  71  years.  |  Also  Susanna  his 
wife  I  who  departed  this  life  |  the  7  of  August  1758,  |  aged 
64  years. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel : 

In  memory  |  of  |  the  Re\^  |  Richard  Hayforth  |  curate  of  this 
parish  |  seven  years.  |  He  died  the  2^  of  Feb.  |  1788,  |  aged 
56  years. 

A  blue  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

Here  lieth  the  remains  |  of  the  Rev^  David  Burrell  a.b.  | 
pastor  of  this  place  thirty  years,  |  to  whose  memorj*  a  friend 
has  I  inscribed  this  stone  for  the  sake  |  of  gratitude.  He 
departed  |  this  life  January  25,  1779  |  in  the  68  year  of  his  age. 

A  blue  flat  stone  to  the  west  : 

Here  lieth  interred  |  the  body  of  Sarah  the  wife  of  |  Robert 
Skin  who  departed  this  life  |  the  3^  of  October  1737,  |  aged 
75  years.  |  Here  lieth  interred  also  |  the  body  of  the  said 
Robert  Skin  |  who  departed  this  life  the  5  of  July  |  1740, 
aged  61  years. 

Another  to  the  west : 

In  memory  |  of  |  Joseph  Scribo  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
August  the  24,  1781,  |  aged  56,  |  Also  of  Susannah  his  wife  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  June  13,  1768,  |  aged  32. 

Another  to  the  west  under  the  singing  gallery  at  the  west  end  (D)  : 
Under  this  marble  |  lieth  interred  the  body  |  of  Thomas 
Cherintou,  Gent.,  |  he  was  xxxvi  years  one  of  the  |  feofifees 
in  trust  for  the  lands  ]  belongmg  to  this  Chapel,  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  the  16  of  February  1789,  j  aged  56  years.  |  And  of 
Mary  his  daughter  |  who  died  the  7  of  April  1771.  |  Also  of 
Sarah  his  wife  |  who  died  the  16  of  Dec""  1814,  |  aged  77  years. 

(MS  ix,  33-37.) 

(^lenttDortf) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  14  September,  1835 — 
On  the  south  side  of  the  chancel  a  white  marble  monument,  repre- 
senting a  canopy  under  which  are  three  heads,  and  on  each  side 
stands  a  cherub  in  attitudes  of  grief.  The  pediment  is  supported 
by  two  Corinthian  pillars  and  over  it  are  these  arms — In  a  lozenge 
paly  of  six  argent  and  azure,  on  a  bend  sable  three  annulets  or 
[Saunderson] ;  impaling— Azure  on  a  chief  or  three  martlets  gules 
(Wray),  but  much  defaced.  Above,  the  crest — A  talbot  argent, 
spotted  sable  [Saunderson] ;  below,  at  the  base,  this  inscription  in 
two  compartments  : 

(1)  D  O  M  I  S  I  near  this  place  lies  the  body  of  the  Hon^^^^  | 


142  GLENTWORTH 

Elizabeth  Saunderson,  widow  of  Hon**^^  Nicholas  |  Saunderson, 
eldest  son  of  the  R*  Hon^^®  George  Lord  |  Viscount  Castleton 
of  the  kingdom  of  Ireland,  |  by  whom  she  had  only  one  son, 
Wray  Saunderson,  |  who  dyed  without  issue  in  her  life  time,  j 
She  was  the  only  daughter  and  heir  of  Sir  John  Wray  ]  of 
Glen  two  rth,  Baronet,  |  who  was  great  grandson  of  S^ 
Christopher  |  Wray,  Lord  Cheif  Justice  of  England  |  in  the 
reign  of  the  renowned  |  Queen  Elizabeth.  ]  She  had  great 
virtues  |  and  a  greater  desire  of  concealing  them  ]  was  of  a 
severe  life.  |  (2)  Yet  of  an  even  conversation,  |  courteous  to 
all,  but  strictly  sincere,  |  humble  without  meanness,  |  liberal 
but  not  profuse,  |  devout  without  ostentation,  |  to  her  friends 
and  relations  beneficent,  |  to  the  poor  charitable  |  even  beyond 
her  death.  |  She  exchanged  her  earthly  for  an  heavenly 
habitation,  |  at  the  city  of  Yorke  the  7  day  of  April  |  Anno 
Dom.  1714,  in  the  50  year  of  her  age,  |  having  settled  a  good 
part  of  the  estate  of  the  Wrays  |  of  Glentworth  in  the  counties 
of  Lincoln,  Norfolke  and  Yorke,  upon  her  next  |  Heire  male 
Sir  Cecill  Wray,  Baronet,  |  who  out  of  respect  and  gratitude 
has  caused  this  |  monument  to  be  erected  |  to  her  memory. 

On  a  tablet  against  the  north  wall : 

This  monument  was  erected  by  the  Hon.  &  Rev.  J.  Lumley,  | 
to  the  memory  of  his  late  worthy  &  much  esteemed  friend,  | 
the  Rev.  George  Bassett,  j  who  died  at  Bath  the  16  of  Decem- 
ber 1796,  I  aged  57.  |  Near  this  place  are  also  interred  |  his 
parents  the  Rev.  William  Bassett  |  who  died  in  1765,  aged 
63,  I  archdeacon  of  Stowe,  &  40  years  vicar  of  Glentworth,  | 
and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  the  daughter  of  |  George  Whichcot 
of  Harpswell,  Esq.,  |  by  whom  he  had  13  children,  |  she  died 
in  1774,  aged  71.     Ed.  Hurst  fecit. 

The  monument  to  S^  C.  Wray  will  be  found  described  in  the  inter- 
leaved notes  to  Weir's  Lincolnshire. 

The  church  consists  only  of  a  nave  separated  from  the  chancel 
by  a  handsome  pointed  arch  resting  on  dwarf  columns  with  trefoil 
capitals.  The  church  has  been  quite  modernised  with  circular 
headed  windows  and  ceiled  roof,  the  floor  paved  with  red  tiles, 
and  no  flat  stones  whatever. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  146-7.] 

(MS  vii,  33-36.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  13  August,  1833 — 

On  a  stone  in  the  nave  : 

Hie  jacet  Tho.  Grantham  |  Tho.  Grantham  de  S.  |  Katharinae' 
juxta  1  Lincoln  mil.  filius  qui  |  duxit  Doroth.  Alford  |  obiit 
No  :    die  22  I  Anno  D'ni  165  ..  I  ff.g.  h.m.p. 


GOSBERTON  143 

On  a  stone  quite  close,  but  very  much  rubbed,  and  partly  hid  under 

a  pew  : 

Hie  ja I    Tho I I 

om.     Ebor.    |     pepe  .  .  .  .   | 

et  2  fil  .  .   I   .  .  obiit die  Aug. 

A.    I 1673    I    FF.G.  H.M.p.   I  vivit  post  funera 

vi  .  .  .  . 

On  a  stone  in  the  nave  have  been  brasses  of  a  knight,  and  two 
shields  of  arms,  and  inscription  round  the  edge — all  gone. 

An  old  stone  with  this  inscription  round  the  ledge  in  old  characters  : 
Hip  jacet  d'na  Margareta  Mustill  mo'  .  t  .  pri[or]issa  huius 
loci  que  obiit  xvi  k'l'as  Marci  A.  D'ni  Mcccccvnjo  cuius 
awime  propitietur  Dews  Amen. 

In  the  middle  of  the  stone  is  a  cross,  ^. 

On  a  flat  stone  near  the  door  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Margaret  Dynely  Fowler  |  widow 
of  I  Joseph  Fowler,  |  formerly  of  Goltho,  |  who  died  on  the  13 
of  April  1816  I  aged  71  years,  j  Also  of  Mary  Ward,  spinster,  | 
her  twin  sister,  |  who  died  on  the  26  of  Sep.  1815.  j  Blessed  are 
the  dead  which  |  die  in  the  Lord. 

This  church  is  small ;  it  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  with  a 
niche  for  a  bell  at  the  west  end.  In  a  window  of  the  nave  at  the 
north  side  are  these  coats  of  arms  repeated,  though  they  have  been 
taken  out  and  put  in  again  without  order — Gules,  six  pears,  three, 
two,  and  one  or.  Sable,  a  bend  between  three  pellets  [ALford]. 
Two  crests — One  on  a  torce  argent  and  gules,  a  demy  griffin  segreant 
gules  [Grantham].  The  other.  On  a  torce  or  and  gules  a  boar's 
head  couped  or  ;  in  its  mouth  a  broken  spear  argent  [Alford]. 
Motto — Comme  Dieu  Grantit.  [Grantham].  Below  this  inscrip- 
tion : 

Tho  Grantham   |   Fran.  Grantham  filius 
Monumenta.  haec. 

(MS  xii,  57-68.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  17  July,  1833 — 

On  a  brown  veined  marble  monument  pannelled  with  white  marble, 
against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel,  the  arms  are  sculptured 
under — Checquy  azure  and  or,  a  fess  ermine.  Crest — A  salamander 
in  fire.     Motto — "  Victrix  Fortunae  Sapientia  "  [Calthrop]  : 

This  tablet  |  is  consecrated  by  filial  affection  |  to  the  memory 
of  I  John  George  Calthrop,  Esquire,  who  died  March  14, 
1815,  I  aged  65  years.  |  Also  of  Ann  his  wife  who  died  December 
24,  1806,  I  aged  53  years.  [  The  victory  of  Jesus  Christ  over 


144  GOSBERTON 

Death  giveth  to  their  |  sorrowing  children  a  sure  and  certain 
hope  of  being  |  again  united  to  these  beloved  and  excellent 
parents. 

In  the  south  transept  under  an  arch  the  recumbent  figures  of  a 
knight  with  his  hands  clasped  across  his  breast,  in  mail,  and  his 
legs  crossed  ;    and  the  figure  of  a  lady. 

On  a  stone  in  the  nave  before  the  entrance  to  the  chancel : 

Here  lyeth  y*  |  body  of  Barbara  j  the  daughter  of  ]  John 
and  Barbara  |  Calthrop  who  |  departed  this  |  life  October 
ye  30,   I   1716. 

On  the  same  flat  stone  are  also  the  following  : 

Here  lyeth  the  [   body  of  Richard  |  the  son  of  John   |  and 

Barbara  |  Calthrop  who  |  departed  this  |  life  June  y®  2<*,  | 

1718,  I  aged  3  years. 

Here  lieth  y^  body  |  of  John  y^  son  of  |  John  &  Barbara  | 

Calthrop   who    |    departed   this    |    life  June   y®    16    |    17[18] 

(rubbed). 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Thomas  the  son  |  of  John  &  Barbara  | 

Calthrop  who  |  departed  this  |  life  December  y«  14,  |    1727. 

Also  Barbara  their  daughter  an   |   infant  departed  this  life 

ye  11  of  March  |  1728-9,  and  is  interred  here. 

On  a  flat  stone  north  of  the  preceding  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  body  of  |  Barbara  the  wife  of  Mr  J°° 
Calthrop  |  who  departed  this  life  the  20  day  |  of  Aprill  Anno 
D'ni  1729,  |  in  the  33  year  of  her  age.  |  Also  |  here  lieth  interred 
the  body  of  |  John  Calthrop  gentleman  |  who  departed  this 
life  the  6  day  |  of  October  Annoque  Dom.  1740,  |  in  the  50 
year  of  his  age. 

On  a  stone  further  north  of  the  last : 

Here  lyeth  interred  the  |  body  of  Mary  the  daught  |  er  of 
Mr  John  Calthrop  |  and  Barbara  his  wife  |  deceased  who 
departed  j  this  life  the  10  day  |  of  December  Anno  D'ni  .  .  .  | 
aged -15I 

On  another  stone  more  to  the  north  : 

By  the  remains  of  his  grandfather  |  here  lies  the  body  of  | 
Richard  Calthrop,  gent.,  |  who  died  |  on  the  17  of  April  1762,  | 
at  the  age  of  38  years.  |  In  the  same  grave  |  are  two  of  his 
children  |  and  seven  more  survived  him.  |  His  relict,  |  Mrs 
Mary  Calthrop,  |  died  on  y®  23  of  January  1780,  |  in  the  52 
year  |  of  her  age. 

On  a  stone  still  more  north  of  the  last : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Mr  |  Richard  Calthrop  who  |  departed 
this  life  ye  19  day  |  of  January  Anno  Dom.  |  1710,  |  in 
the  53  year  of  his  age.  |  M8,Ty  his  wife  |  ob*  14  Feb. 
1693. 


GOSBERTON  145 

On  a  stone  still  further  north  : 

In  memory  of  Martha  relict  of  |  Richard  Calthrop,  gentle- 
man, I  who  was  interred  the  7th  day  of  May  j  Annoque  Dom. 
1719,  aged  [blank]  years.  |  Also  |  Elizabeth  relict  of  Hugh 
Christopher,  |  gent.,  &  daughter  of  R-ichard  Calthorp,  |  gent., 
was  interred  the  2  day  of  April  |  Annoque  Dom.  1732,  aged 
37  years.  |  And  |  Anne  relict  of  Mr  Natiianiel  Garland  |  and 
daughter  of  Richard  Calthorpe,  gent.,  |  was  interred  the  23 
day  of  February  [  Annoque  Dom.  1739,  aged  42  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  still  north  of  the  last  with  these  arms  sculptured 

at  the  top — Checquy,  azure  and  argent  a  fesse  ermine  [Calthrop]  ; 

impalmg — Vert,  a  fess  ....  charged    with    three    roundles  .  .  . 

between  a  greyhound  current  in  chief,  and  three  [covered  cups] 

in  base  [Kelham].     Crest — A  salamander  in  the  middle  of  flames  : 

Mr  Richard  Calthrop  |  of  Boston  merchant  |  died  |  on  the 

8th  of  Nov.  1759,  |  in  the  59  year  [  of  his  age  |  and  |  is  here 

interred. 

Another  flat  stone  furthest  north  of  the  foregoing  range  : 

Here  lies  the  body  of  |  Mr  Thomas  Calthrop  |  who  died  |  on 
the  25  of  July  1761,  |  in  the  58  year  |  of  his  age. 

On  a  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  : 

John  I  the  son  of  |  Mr  Robert  Allen  |  by  Ann  his  wife  ]  died 
January  the  10,  1790,  |  aged  25  years.  |  Ann  their  daughter  | 
died  May  the  29,  1779,  aged  18  years.  |  Six  other  sons  and 
five  daughters  |  died  in  their  infancy.  |  Ann  |  the  wife  of  | 
Mr  Robert  Allen  |  died  July  29,  1790,  |  aged  53  years. 

On  a  stone  near  the  above  : 

Robert  Allen,  gent.,  |  died  July  y®  xi,  mdcccv,  |  in  the  Lxxn 
year  of  his  age. 

On  another  flat  stone  : 

In  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  iUlen  |  daughter  of  Mr  Robert 
Allen  I  by  Ann  his  wife  |  who  died  Dec.  10,  1795,  |  in  the 
nineteenth  year  of  her  age. 

On  another  flat  stone  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Sarah  the  wife  of  |  Mr  John 
Willerton  |  who  departed  |  this  transetory  life  |  May  4,  ISOS,  j 
aged  XXX vin  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  at  the  south  west  end  of  the  nave  and  under  the 
pews  : 

Here  |  is  deposited  the  body  of  |  Mr  Francis  Dyson   |  who 

died  Octob.  [blank]  \  mdcclxx,  |  aged  49. 

And  on  another  stone  close  bj^  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mr  Robert  Peach  |  who  departed  this  hfe  | 
May  25,  1781,  |  aged  34  years. 


146  GOSBERTON 

White  marble  tablet  against  the  wall  to  the  south  of  the  altar  (R)  : 
In  memory  of  |  Squier  Calthrop,  |  formerly  of  Boston,  |  a 
man  of  principle,  |  and  one  who  feared  God,  |  born  4th  Jan. 
1746,  I  died  7  Oct.  1827. 

A  large  flat  black  stone  at  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  : 

In  memory  of  |  Aim  daughter  of  |  Daniel  &  Penelope  Allenby  | 
of  London,  |  who  was  suddenly  taken  away  |  from  the  tender 
endearments  |  of  her  disconsolate  friends  |  while  on  a  visit  | 
at  the  house  of  her  uncle,  |  John  George  Calthrop  |  of  Gosber- 
ton,  I  on  the  5th  of  October  1794,  |  at  the  early  age  of  \ 
seventeen  years  and  ten  months.  |  Sacred  to  friendship  be 
this  hallowed  strain,  |  Entombed  with  relatives  here  Anna 
lies,  I  Angels  triumphant  swell  the  heavenly  train,  |  Which 
waft  her  spirit  to  the  distant  skies,  |  Her  parents  grief  was 
as  their  love  sincere,  |  And  o'er  her  urn  affection  drops  a  tear. 

Upon  another  close  by  : 

Here  lye  |  Frances  &  Margaret  |  daughters  of  |  Tho.  Townsend 
Vic.  and  |  Anne  his  wife  |  ob.  1724,  |  setat.  1™°. 

On  a  fiat  stone  in  the  north  transept : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Ann  |  the  wife  of  |  Robert  Kemp  |  who 
departed  this  life  October  |  the  1st,  1798,  in  the  63  year  of 
her  age.  |  Also  four  grandchildren  died  in  their  infancy,  j 
Robert  Kemp  |  departed  this  life  July  5th,  |  1817,  |  in  the 
84th  year  of  his  age. 

Another  to  the  north  of  the  last : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Robert  Kemp  |  who  died  Oct.  12,  1817,  | 
aged  50  years. 

A  grey  and  white  marble  monument  against  the  south  side  of  the 
arch  from  the  nave  ;  arms  below — Chequy  azure  and  or,  a  fesse 
ermine  [Calthrop]  ;  impahng — Argent,  a  chevron  ermine  between 
three  talbots  passant  sable  [?  for  Dobbs].  Crest — On  a  torce 
gules  and  argent,  a  salamander  in  a  flame  of  fire  proper.  Inscription 
in  capitals  : 

In  a  vault  |  at  the  foot  of  this  pillar  |  are  deposited  the  remains 
of  I  John  Calthrop,  m.a.,  |  vicar  of  Kirton  xl  years,  |  vicar 
of  Boston  XXXIX  years,  |  a  prebendary  of  the  Cathedral 
church  I  of  Lincoln,  |  a  representative  of  the  clergy  of  this  | 
diocese  in  convocation,  A.D.  mdcclxxiv,  |  and  an  acting 
magistrate  for  these  parts  |  xxi  years.  |  Having  filled  these 
several  stations  |  ably,  and  honorably,  and  discharged  |  all 
his  relative  duties  faithfully,  |  he  departed  this  life  |  to  receive, 
as  we  trust,  in  another  |  through  the  merits  of  his  Saviour,  | 
an  abundant  recompense  of  his  labours,  |  xvii  May  A.D. 
MDCCLXXxv,  setat.  lxvi.  |  In  the  same  vault  are  deposited 
the  remains  of  |  Mary  Calthrop  his  relict  |  who  died  xvii  Jan. 
A.D.  MDCcc,  setat.  lxxvii. 


GOSBERTON  147 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

Squier  Calthrop  |  died  Ocf.  7,  1827,  |  aged  81  years. 

Upon  another  to  the  west  of  the  last  : 

Here  lies  |  Francis  Eastland  |  of  this  parish,  gent.,  |  who  died 
July  16,  1804,  I  aged  69.  |  Mors  Christi  vita  mihi.  |  Here  lies 
deposited  |  all  that  was  mortal  of  |  Mrs  Anne  Eastland  wife 
of  I  Francis  Eastland  |  of  this  parish,  gent.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  the  19  Octob^  1797,  aged  50  years.  |  If  e'er  lost 
worth  could  claim  a  sigh  sincere,  |  Stay  passenger  and  pay 
that  tribute  here.  |  Here  flourished  once  whilst  heaven  did 
life  impart  |  A  soul  seraphic  and  the  purest  heart.  |  From 
wisdom's  sacred  fount  she  largely  drew  |  Knowledge  divine, 
and  practised  what  she  knew.  |  To  all  alike  her  friendly  help 
displayed.  |  Where  pity  prompted  charity  obeyed.  |  Such 
was  her  wealth  whate'er  was  wanting  here  |  Is  now  completed 
in  a  happier  sphere. 

A  tablet  against  the  wall  on  the  east  side  of  the  south  door  in 

capitals  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  John  Robinson,  (  born  March  9,  1748,  died 
May  17,  1821,  |  and  of  Mary  his  relict  daughter  of  the  late  | 
Dinham  Atkinson  of  Horncastle,  |  bom  June  2^,  1754,  died 
June  27,  1822.  |  They  lived  respected  and  they  died  lamented. 

A  similar  one  on  the  west  side  of  the  same  door,  also  in  capitals  : 
In  memory  of  |  Robert  Robinson  |  bom  June  21,  1749,  died 
April  17th,  1790.  |  And  of  Rebecca  his  relict,  |  daughter  of 
the  late  |  Rev's  John  Tatam  vicar  of  Whaplode,  |  bom  October 
31st,  1750,  died  November  12,  1810.  |  Also  of  Robert  their 
eldest  son  |  born  August  30,  1782,  died  March  31,  1803,  |  and 
of  two  children  who  died  in  their  infancy. 

On  a  flat  stone  near  the  north  door  : 

Elizabeth  |  daughter  of  John  |  and  Sarah  Willerton  |  died 
June  27,  1823,  |  aged  26  years.  |  In  memory  of  Miss  Elizabeth 
Willerton  |  who  departed  this  life  |  on  the  18*^  day  of  March 
1795,   I  in  the  38th  year  of  |  her  age. 

On  another  more  to  the  south  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Willerton  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  January  18th,  1822,   |  aged  57  years. 

In  the  south  transept  is  affixed  a  table  of  Benefactions  (D)  of  which 
the  following  is  an  abstract  : 

Mr  John  Burton  gave  3  acres  3  roods  in  Surfleet  abutting  on 
Henry  Herons,  Esq.,  for  the  poor  of  Surfleet  and  Gosberton. 
Anthony  Death  gave  2  acres  2  roods  for  the  poor  of  Gosberton. 
Lord  Tyrconnell  gave  10^.  to  the  minister  to  preach  on 
Ascension  day,  a  black  gown  on  St  Luke's  day  for  the 
poorest  man  in  Gosberton,  &  2^  m  white  bread  on  St 
Thomas  day. 


148  GOSBERTON 

Sir  C.  Montague,  kt,  gave  3  acres  to  the  poor  of  Gosberton. 

John  Calvary  gave  1  acre  near  Henry  Heron's  to  the  poor 
of  Gosberton. 

Ann  Martin  of  Wigtoft  gave  10^.  per  an.  to  ditto. 

John  Horn  of  Linn  gave  £20  with  £5  more  from  the  parish 
which  purchased  1  acre  2  roods. 

Henry  Harvey  gave  12^.  per  an.,  10^.  on  St  Thomas  day 
for  service,  &  2^.  to  buy  12  penny  loave  on  Christmas  day 
for  12  poor  widows. 

John  Shaw  of  Gosberton  in  1614  gave  £3  P.  for  coals  to  be 
bought  at  Midsummer  and  sold  to  the  poor. 

Thomas  Read  of  Gosberton  in  1616  gave  £2  for  coals. 

Mr  Will.  Lacy  gave  2  roods  of  land  for  proceeds  to  be  dis- 
tributed on  Candlemas  day. 

Richard  Calthrop,  Martha  Calthrop,  &  John  Calthrop  gave 
1  acre  of  an  estate  in  Quadring  to  produce  10^.  for  the 
vicar  for  preaching  a  Commemoration  sermon  yearly  on 
the  death  of  Richard  Calthrop,  and  the  rest  to  be  given 
in  white  bread  to  the  poor. 

Mr  Henry  Cawood  gave  to  the  poor  of  Gosberton  6  acres  & 
1  rood  in  Quadring,  the  rent  to  be  disposed  of  as  follows — 
a  blue  gown  to  be  given  to  the  poorest  man  in  Gosberton 
on  the  1^*^  Nov^  yearly,  &  the  rest  to  be  laid  out  in  white 
bread  for  the  poor  on  Easter  Monday  ;  also  4  tenements 
for  widows  ;  also  the  interest  of  £10  to  be  paid  to  the 
minister  of  Gosberton  to  preach  a  sermon  on  his  funeral 
day  for  ever. 

William  Lambert  gave  20^.  yearly  for  ever  to  Gosberton, 
charged  on  lands  of  William  Taylor  being  in  Gosberton 
to  be  paid  on  St  Thomas  day. 

John  Runton  gave  £10  to  Gosberton,  the  interest  to  be  laid 
out  in  white  bread  to  be  given  on  P*  of  Feb.  for  ever. 

Mr  John  Pell  gave  an  acre  &  a  rood  for  ever  to  Gosberton, 
lying  in  Gosberton,  the  rent  to  be  given  every  Good 
Friday. 

Mr  John  Wright  gave  to  Gosberton  yearly  20^.  for  ever,  to 
be  paid  from  y®  farm  in  tenure  of  Will.  Smith  in  Gosberton, 
or  any  other  of  his  lands,  to  buy  white  bread  to  give  on 
Candlemas  day  for  ever,  &  if  it  is  not  paid  the  feoffees 
may  distress. 

Mr  Edw.  Cawood  gave  to  Gosberton  a  rent  charge  of  30^.  per 
an.  on  17  acres  of  ground  called  John  of  Cheales  on  Michael- 
mas day  for  ever,  also  20^.  payable  out  of  a  messuage  &c. 
on  Michaelmas  day.  Also  20^.  on  Michaelmas  day  for 
these  uses,  a  blew  gown  to  the  poorest  man  in  Gosberton 
annually  on  y^  5th  Nov.,  &  the  rest  to  be  spent  in  white 
bread  on  Candlemas  day  &  the  day  on  which  his  funeral 


GOXHILL  149 

shall  happen,  &  on  Whit  Monday.  Also  10^.  a  year  of 
14  acres  belonging  to  G.  Theed,  Esq.,  for  a  sermon  to  be 
preached  on  his  funeral  day  for  ever. 

The  church  is  large  and  very  handsome.  It  consists  of  a  nave 
divided  from  the  two  aisles  by  four  fine  pointed  arches.  There 
is  a  transept  with  fine  windows.  The  west  window  is  very  large, 
of  the  perpendicular  style  of  architecture.  There  is  a  fine  tower, 
and  crocketted  spire  at  the  intersection. 

In  Dodsworth  MSS.  45,  fol.  686,  is  the  following  : 

In  Eccl'ia  de  Gosberkirke  in  com.  Line. 
Hie  jacet  Nicholas  de  Rye  miles  et  Edmundus  filius  ejus 
pro  quorum  awimabus  propicietur  Deus.  Tumulus  alabastrinus 
cum  effigie,  super  pectus  a  \  bend  et  in  fenestra  australi 
Nicolaus  Rye  Margareta  uxor  eius  Cecilia  mater  eius  me 
fieri  fecerunt  in  honorem  b'ae  Marie. 

In  Insula  Australi  : 

Orate  pro  awima  Joh'is  Bole  et  Catharine  consortis  sue  Thome 
Edmund  et  Juliane  consortis  sue  Will'm  Flouter  et  Agnetis 
consortis  sue  Will,  de  C[elle  et]  Jo.  consortis  sue  et  pro 
fra^ribus  et  sororibus  gildse  Johannis  Baptiste  qui  istam 
fenestram  fieri  fecerunt  Ano  D'ni  1465. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  172-3  ;  Churches  of  Holland  ;  Kaye,  History 
of  Oosberton,  pp.  78-90.] 

(MS  i,  139-157.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  31  August  1835 — Many  of  the  inscrip- 
tions, viz.  those  of  Wentworth  and  Skinner,  have  been  already 
taken  in  the  Gentleman'' s  Magazine,  1797,  part  ii,  p.  913.  It  would 
therefore  be  useless  to  repeat  them,  but  some  also  have  been  omit- 
ted that  relate  to  families  of  respectability. 
On  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel  within  the  altar  rails  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  John  Sandes  of  Goxhill,  gent.,  |  who 
married  the  daughter  |  of  Robert  Middlemore,  Esq.,  |  and 
had  issue  by  her  5  sonnes,  |  Robert,  John,  Edward,  George,  | 
and  Will.,  and  3  daughters,  |  Elizabeth,  Ann,  &  Dorathy.  | 
He  dyed  the  21  day  of  |  December  in  y^  year  of  our  |  Lord 
1664,  being  the  74  |  yeare  of  his  age. 

On  a  stone  next  to  it  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  bo  |  dyes  of  John  |  and  Robert  Sandes  sonnes  | 
of  Mr  Robert  Sandes  |  and  Anne  his  wife  |  1669, 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  William  Hildyard,  Esq.,  of  |  Grimsby,  who 
died  the  2^^  of  |  December  1781,  aged  67  years.  |  Also  Frances 
reUct  of  the  above  |  William  Hildyard  who  died  |  the  25  of 


150  GOXHILL 

April  1811,  aged  77  years.  |  Also  of  Charlotta  the  daughter  ] 
of  William  &  Frances  Hildyard.  |  She  died  the  21  of  March 
1782,  I  in  the  14  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  stone  next  to  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  lyes  |  interred  the  body  of  Henry  |  Hildyard  of  Goxhill, 
Esq.,  he  ]  departed  this  life  the  16  |  of  September  1722,  |  aged 
38  years.  |  Here  lyes  also  Mary  |  his  only  daughter  who  |  was 
enterred  Feb.  21,  |  in  y^  year  of  our  Lord  |  1710. 

On  another  stone  more  to  the  west  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  W™  Markham,  Esq.,  |  of  Barton  upon  |  Humber 
who  departed  |  this  life  Nov^"  y^  10,  |  1780,  in  the  71  year  | 
of  his  age. 

A  stone  monument,  partly  painted,  against  the  north  wall  of  the 
chancel  :  there  is  a  coat  of  arms  underneath — A  bend  papillionis, 
and  over  the  shield  an  arrow  and  human  bone  saltierwise  : 

Near  |  this  place  lies  interred  |  the  body  of  |  Mary  Ann  Pear- 
son I  daughter  of  John  &  Ann  Pearson,  |  she  died  Dec.  4, 
1800,  I  aged  15  years.  |  How  happy  is  the  child  of  grace  | 
Who  knows  her  sins  forgiven  |  This  earth  she  cries  is  not  my 
place  I  I'd  rather  go  to  Heaven.  |  Also  the  body  of  Ann 
Pearson  |  their  daughter  |  who  died  in  her  infancy. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  wall  of  the  south  aisle  : 

Nigh  this  place  |  lieth  interred  the  body  |  of  Mr  Thomas  Wyer 
who  I  departed  this  life  May  the  2^,  |  1787,  aged  40  years.  | 
His  Hands  while  they  his  alms  bestowed  |  His  Glory's  future 
harvest  sowed  |  The  sweet  remembrance  of  the  just  |  Shall 
flourish  when  he  sleeps  in  dust.  |  In  the  same  vault  are  interred 
the  remains  |  of  Mary  Ann  daughter  of  the  said  Mr  |  Thomas 
Wyer  and  Ann  his  wife,  she  |  dyed  the  24  of  October  1800, 
in  the  16  |  year  of  her  age.  |  Like  some  fair  flower  the  early 
spring   supplies  |  That   gaily    blooms    yet   e'en   in    blooming 


dies. 
[See  also  Lines.  N.  db  Q.  x,  207-9.] 


(MS  vi,   135-139.) 


(grainsibp 


Notes  taken  in  the  church,  August  25,  1835 — This  church,  which 
was  rebuilt  about  a  year  ago,  is  a  small  building  consisting  of  a 
nave  and  chancel,  between  which  is  an  old  screen,  and  a  tower  at 
the  west  end,  in  which  are  three  bells,  and  a  south  porch.  The 
font  is  a  plain  round  one.  The  church  does  not  contain  a  single 
monumental  inscription. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  <fc  Q.  x,  209.] 

(MS  vi,  189.)1 


GREATFORD  151 

(^reatforb 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  16  July,  1833 — 

A  marble  tablet  on  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  (R),  with  these 
arms  under — Argent,  a  chevron  between  three  crescents  sable  [for 
Lafargue]  : 

Hie  jacet  |  Petrus  Lafargue  |  Stamfordise  in  comitatu 
Lincolniensi  |  clericus,  |  obiit  die  Martii  16,  Ann.  Dom.  1804,  | 
qui  I  Riorum  resurrectionem  expectans  |  Deo  onmipotenti  | 
spiritum  reddidit  |  sperans  |  vitae  mercedem  honesties  |  privatae 
quidem  |  sed  non  minus  mansuetudine  et  liberalitate  |  tarn 
erga  proximos  quam  suos   |  abundantis. 

On  a  marble  tablet  next  the  last  (R)  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  |  the  remains  of  |  William 
Roden  |  who  died  April  15,  1810,  aged  65  years.  |  Also  of 
Ann  Roden  his  wife  |  who  died  Oct.  6,  1805,  aged  57  years.  | 
To  perpetuate  the  memory  of  the  |  best  of  parents  j  this 
tablet  is  erected  |  by  their  affectionate  children,  |  William, 
John,  &  Thomas. 

On  a  stone  in  the  chancel  this  inscription  in  an  oval  (D)  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Mrs  Willis  wife  of  the  |  Rev.  Thomas 
WiUis  I  July  6,  1784,  |  aged  23. 

On  an  oval  in  a  stone,  close  to  the  above  (D)  : 

July  10,  1783,  I  sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  |  one  of  the  best 
of  men  |  who  was  possessed  of  every  virtue  |  which  adorns 
human  nature. 

On  a  stone  in  the  middle  aisle  (D)  : 

In  memory  |  of  y®  |  Rev.  D.  Myers  |  ob*  Dec.  2,  a.d.  |  1780,  | 
Ann.  setat.  31. 

On  a  stone  adjoining  (D)  : 

Ann  I  daughter  of  the  Rev.  |  Mr  D.  Myers  &  Ann  |  his  wife 
was  buried  under  |  this  stone  May  the  |  30,  17.8,  aged 
4  I  years. 

On  a  stone  still  more  to  the  west  (D)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Barbara  Duncombe  |  who  died  Oct.  21, 
1801,   I  aged  16  years. 

Another  flat  stone  in  the  centre  of  the  church  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Edward  Thompson  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
the  21  of  January  1732,  |  in  the  55  year  of  his  age. 

On  another  flat  stone  near  the  above  (D)  : 

Here  lies  interred  |  the  body  of  Mary  Pearce  |  widow  and 
relict  of  |  Thomas  Pearce,  Esq.,  |  formerly  of  Abingdon 
Street,  |  Westminster,  |  who  departed  this  life  the  17  of 
Dec.   1794,  in  the  |  sixtieth  year  of  her  age. 


152  GREATFORD 

In  the  porch  on  a  stone  fixed  against  the  north  wall : 

Here  Heth  the  body  |  of  Robert  Bonner  dece  |  ased  March 
the  '  heth  '  |  Anno  Do.   1661. 

On  a  stone  close  to  the  above  against  the  wall  of  the  porch  also  : 
Near  this  place  |  lyeth  inter*^  y^  body  |  of  Elizabeth  y^  wife  | 
of  Robert  Bonner  |  who  departed  this  j  life  May  y^  9,  1709. 

In  a  transept  chapel  with  the  lower  part  of  the  stone  covered  by 
the  pews  (D)  : 

Near  this  place  |  lye  the  remains  of  |  Francis  Browne,  Esq.,  | 

who  departed  this  life  [  August  y®  18,  1751. 

On  a  stone  close  to  the  above  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Edward  Browne,  Esq.,  who  |  departed 
this  life  May  y®  |  15,  1713,  |  in  the  72  year  of  his  age.  ]  Honestys 
best.     (The  rest  covered  by  the  pew.) 

On  a  stone  next  to  the  preceding  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Elizabeth  y^  wife  of  |  Edward  Browne 
of  I  Greatford  in  y®  county  of  |  Lincolne,  Esq.,  who  depar-  | 
ted  this  life  y^  third  of  May  1701. 

On  a  stone  adjoining  : 

In  memory  of  ]  Susan  Layng  |  daughter  of  the  late  |  Rev. 
Peter  Lajmg,  |  m.a.,  rector  of  Everdon  |  and  Farthingston 
in  the  |  county  of  Northampton,  |  she  died  in  this  parish  | 
April  the  [9th,   i803]. 

At  the  east  end  of  chapel  or  north  transept  is  a  handsome  monument 
of  white  marble,  with  the  bust  above  of  a  man,  ornamented  with 
books.     It  was  sculptured  by  Nollekens  :  in  capitals  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Francis  Willis,  m.d.,  | 
who  died  on  the  5th  of  December  1807,  |  in  the  90th  year  of 
his  age.  |  He  was  the  third  son  of  the  Rev'^  John  Willis  of 
Lincoln,  |  a  descendant  of  an  ancient  family  of  the  same 
name  |  that  resided  formerly  at  Fenny  Compton  in  Warwick- 
shire. I  He  studied  at  Oxford,  was  fellow  &  some  time 
vice-principal  |  of  Brazen-Nose  College  where,  in  obedience  to 
his  father,  |  he  entered  into  Holy  Orders,  |  but  pursuing  the 
bent  of  his  natural  taste  &  inclination  |  he  took  the  degree 
of  Doctor  of  Physic  |  in  the  same  University  |  and  continued 
the  practice  of  the  profession  |  to  the  last  hour  of  his  life.  | 
By  his  first  wife  Mary,  |  the  youngest  [daughter]  of  the  Rev<* 
John  Curtois  |  of  Branston  in  this  county,  j  he  had  five  sons 
who  survived  him.  |  By  his  second  wife  he  had  no  issue.  | 
Initiated  early  in  the  habits  of  observation  &  research,  |  he 
attained  the  highest  eminence  in  his  profession,  |  and  was 
happily  the  chief  agent  in  removing  the  malady  |  which 
affiicted  his  present  Majesty  in  the  year  1789.  |  On  that 
occasion  he  displayed  |  an  energy  and  acuteness  of  mind  | 


GREETWELL  153 

which  excited  the  admiration  &  procured  for  him  |  the  esteem 
of  the  nation.  |  The  kindness  &  benevolence  of  his  disposition  | 
were  testified  by  the  tears  and  lamentations  |  which  followed 
him  to  the  grave. 

On  another  close  by  against  the  same  wall,  with  an  urn  at  the  top, 

by  the  same  sculptor  and  in  capitals  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Mary  |  the  youngest  daughter  of 
the  Rev.  John  Curtois  |  of  Branston  in  this  coimty.  |  She 
married  the  Rev.  Francis  Willis,  m.d.,  in  1749,  |  and  was 
the  mother  of  five  children,  |  Francis,  John,  Thomas,  Richard, 
&  Robert  Darling,  |  she  died  on  the  17th  of  April  1797,  |  in 
the  73  year  of  her  age.  |  Her  manners  were  gentle  and 
unassuming  |  and  her  whole  life  was  worthy  of  imitation. 

On  a  small  marble  slab  between  the  two  : 

These  monuments  |  were  erected  by  the  surviving  sons,  |  a 
pious  testimony  j  of  their  affectionate  regard  &  esteem  |  for 
the  memory  |  of  their  revered  and  much  honoured  parents. 

The  arms  on  a  black  slab  above — A  chevron  .  .  .  between  three 
mullets  [Willis]  ;  impaling — Paly  a  fesse  checquy  [for  Curtois]. 
Crest — A  mullet  within  an  annulet.     Motto  :    Integrity. 

On  a  black  stone  at  the  entrance  of  this  chapel  : 

Mary  Maria  Millington  |  wife  of  Langford  Millington,  Esq.,  | 
of  Bemers  Street,  London,  and  |  Rushford  Lodge,  Suffolk,  j 
She  was  one  of  the  daughters  |  of  the  late  Thomas  Warren, 
Esq.,  I  special  pleader  of  the  Inner  Temple  ;  |  she  died  24 
May  1801. 

There  was  an  old  octagon  font. 

[See  also  G.M.,  1862,  part  ii,  737.] 

(MS  i,   107-115.) 

(^reettrjell 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  6  August,  1833 — 

On  a  black  stone  within  the  altar  rails  with  these  arms  over — 

Three  crescents,  a  canton  ermine  [Daly son]  : 

Here  lyeth  Robert  Dalyson  |  of  Greetwell  in  the  countie  |  of 
Lincoln,  gent,  the  second  sonn  of  |  William  Dalyson,  one 
of  the  I  Justices  of  the  Kinges  Bench  |  in  the  time  of  Queene 
Mary,  w^'^  |  Will'  was  second  sonne  to  Will'  |  Dalyson  of 
Laughton  in  ye  said  |  countie,  esq.  and  ye  said  Robert  |  died 
the  25  day  of  Aprill  in  the  |  yeare  of  our  Lord  1620. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  adjoining  the  last  (D)  : 

John  Bullen,  gent.,  |  obiit  July  4"^,  1800,  |  aged  33  years. 

A  small  flat  stone  also  within  the  chancel  rails  (D)  : 

Conradt  Week  Lely  |  the  youngest  son  |  of  Rich.  Lely,  esq. 


154  GREETWELL 

There  are  some  old  stones  with  bits  of  inscription  round  the  edge, 
but  quite  broken  up,  and  there  is  a  black  stone  with  white  letters, 
but  now  almost  entirely  obliterated. 

On  a  white  stone  fixed  into  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 
H.  E.  I  Anna  Lavinia  Lely  |  Rich.  Lely  Ar.  |  filia  |  Natu  2^^  \ 
Ipsissima  (pene  dixeram)  venustas  |  Ob.  x^^^^  die  21,  1733, 
set.  Ao  5*0.  I  Snatched  from  my  ravished  eyes  becalmed  to 
rest  I  Here  sleeps  the  lovely  Fondling  of  my  breast  |  Just 
shewn  the  world  but  destined  not  to  stay  |  Her  reason's  dawn 
dififused  too  bright  a  ray  |  Perfection's  bloom  see,  see  !  she 
wings  her  flight  |  A  radiant  Angel  to  the  realms  of  light  | 
Heaven  claims  the  pretty  charmer.  Heaven  she's  thine,  j 
This  tear  no  more — and  patient  I  resign.  |  Scripsit  |  posuitque 
Pater  |  saxum. 

A  grey  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Tranquille  admodum  |  hie  juxta  obdormiscit  |  Rebecca  |  Ricardi 
Lely  arm.  |  Petri  Lely  Equitis  |  Car.  ii  Pictoris  |  Nepotis 
natu  maximi.  ]  tenella  pars  |  et  oniatior  longe  |  et  exoptatis- 
sima.  I  vixit  |  ut  moritura :  |  at  si  plura  forsan  desiderentur,  | 
Plura  fari  |  Facundiores  vetant  lachrymse.  |  Humanioribus  vitse 
hujus  muneribus  |  gaudiis  suspiriisque  querulis  |  supremum 
vale  I  dixit  |  Januarii  die  3°  a.d.  1734,  setat.  A^  32.  |  Gone  ? 
Gone  ?  that  thought  stabs  home,  pale  speechless  dear,  | 
Death  stole  thee  gently  though  he  could  not  spare.  |  Midst 
white-robed  Saints,  all  Rapture  !  may  we  meet,  |  Empyreal 
bliss  !  from  whence  there's  no  retreat.  |  Oh  we  have  loved ! 
sweet  dream  of  fondness  past,  |  Sighs  now  succeed  and  I  have 
smiled  my  last !  |  Lapidem  devovit  |  Epigraphen  excogitavit  | 
conjux   I  hand  integer  |  superstes. 

A  flat  blue  stone  (D)  in  the  nave  with  two  shields  or  arms  over — 1st 
.  .  .  three  crescents  ...  a  canton  ermine  [Dalyson]  ;  2nd,  .... 
two  lions  passant  [for  Littlebury].  Inscription  in  capitals  (D)  : 
Here  lyeth  S^  Thomas  Dalyson  of  |  Greetwell  in  the  county 
of  Lincoln,  |  knt,  third  son  of  Will™  Dalyson,  esq.,  |  one  of 
the  Justices  of  the  King's  Bench  |  in  y®  time  of  Queen  Mary, 
^ch  William  |  was  second  son  of  Will"*  Dalyson  |  of  Laughton 
in  y*  said  county,  esq.  |  Here  also  lyeth  Dame  Anne,  wife  | 
of  y^  said  S^  Thomas  one  of  5^  daughters  of  Humphrey  Little- 
bury  I  of  Stansby  in  ye  county  aforesaid,  j  esq.,  w^^  Thomas 
dyed  y^  20*^  |  of  March  in  ye  yeare  of  our  |  Lord  1625,  and 
ye  said  Anne  |  dyed  ye  9  of  May  following,  they  |  had  between 
them  ....  children  |  whereof  two  were  daughters.  |  They 
left  alive their  |  eldest  son  George  Charles  &  Martha. 

This  church  is  small,  consisting  only  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  and 
a  tower  at  the  west  end.     The  font  is  curious. 

(MS  iii,   143-148.) 


HACONBY  155 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  11  July,  1839 — This  church  is  small, 
consisting  only  of  a  nave  with  a  south  aisle,  south  porch,  chancel, 
and  tower  at  the  west  end.  The  aisle  is  divided  from  the  nave 
by  two  Perpendicular  arches  with  octagonal  piers.  The  chancel, 
which  is  entered  by  a  Norman  arch,  has  two  small  lancet  windows 
set  deep  in  the  wall,  and  a  square  east  window  of  a  modem  date. 
The  arch  entering  the  tower  is  four-centred,  with  massy  round 
piers  having  plain  capitals  ;  and  the  tower  itself  is  very  thick, 
the  two  lower  stages,  apparentl}^  Norman,  having  two  small  windows 
of  that  period,  and  the  upper  storey  decorated,  of  no  beauty.  It 
contains  two  bells.  The  few  windows  in  the  church  are  perpendicular, 
of  which  character  is  also  the  porch,  the  inner  door  of  which  is 
square  headed,  having  quatrefoyles  in  the  spandrils  of  the  arch. 
The  font  is  a  plain  octagon.     The  church  is  neatly  kept. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  in  capitals  : 

Rebecca  Baseley  |  Oct^  7th,  |  1716.  |  James  Percival  |  died 
Feby  7,   1757,   |  aged  [66]. 

Another  to  the  south  of  the  last,  also  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Carolus  Baseley  a.m.  |  Hujus  ecclesise  Rector  j  obiit  4°  die 
Octobris.  ^  Domini  1731. 

^^^°  1  setatis  suae  65. 

Another  stone  more  to  the  west  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Catharine  the  wife  of  |  James  Percivall  | 
and  daughter  of  |  Charles  &  Susannah  Beaslev  [  who  died 
Sept.   17,   I    1771,   I  aged  75. 

[In  the  chancel  : 

Reliquiae  Rich.  Charles,  Art.  Mag.  ob.  Nov.  5th,  1690. 
Susanna  uxor  primo  Richardi  Charles,  deinde  Caroli  Baseley, 
A.M.  ob.  6th  May  1729. 

[See  also  L.E.S.  i,  220.] 

(MS  ix,   187-189.) 

Jlaconljp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Hacconby,  27  July,  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  much  defaced  (D)  : 

Susanna  Coning[ton]  |  of  Leake  |  departed  this  .  .  .  |  .  .  . 
Jan.  8,   1714. 

Just  before  the  altar  is  an  old  stone  but  so  defaced  now  as  to  be 
almost  illegible.  The  following  appears  to  be  part.  It  is  in  very 
old  character  (D)  : 

de  .  .  .  VII.     Joh'is    de    Thorp    |    propitie- 

tur.     An  :  D  :  mcccc  :  xxiiii 


156  HACONBY 

In  the  schoolroom,  which  was  once  a  chapel  north  of  the  chancel, 
is  an  old  stone  with  the  following  inscription  in  the  south  wall  (R)  : 
An  Epitaphe  on  |  Invested  with  white  robes  a  priest  divine  | 
One  who  in  doctrine  and  in  life  did  shine  |  He  was  to  all  a 
patteme  of  true  love  |  Now  is  posses 'd  with  blise  in  Heaven 
above  |  Alas  my  brother  oh  !  his  glories  great  |  Unvalued 
pleasents  with  a  windeing  sheet  |  Delights  immortal  spring 
where  mortal  ends  |  Lament  we  not  o're  much  who  be  his 
friends  |  In  faith  he  lived  unwearied  of  his  paines  |  Eternal 
joyes  in  Death  scene  are  his  gaines.  |  Our  faithful  |  Steward 
deceased  Sbns  3 

The  schoolmaster  says  the  date  was  originally  1510,^  but  broken 
off  in  moving  the  stone.  It  will  be  perceived  that  the  verses  form 
an  acrostic  of  John  Audlie. 

A  black  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Augustus  Henry  Hopkinson  |  bom  20  June  1798,  died  10  Oct. 
1801.  I  Tho'  cut  off  as  a  rose  in  the  morning  |  Tho'  his  years 
were  as  a  shadow  |  Which  passeth  away  his  memory  |  Smelleth 
sweet  for  ever. 

A  wooden  tablet  over  the  north  door  of  the  chancel  sets  forth  that 
Henry  Fryer,  Esq.,  of  Stamford  Baron  Northamptonsh:  bequeathed 
by  will,  dated  10  Jan.  1828,  £30,  the  interest  to  be  distributed  in 
meat  about  Xmas  annually  for  ever  amongst  the  poor  at  Stainfield, 
at  the  discretion  of  the  minister  of  Morton  (D). 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave,  and  two  aisles  resting  on  three 
pointed  arches,  a  chancel,  and  south  aisle  now  used  as  a  school. 
At  the  west  end  is  a  handsome  tower  and  spire,  the  windows  of 
the  latter  have  crocketted  canopies  ending  in  a  finial.  At  each 
angle  is  a  pinnacle  crocketted.  Over  the  gable  at  the  east  end  of 
the  nave  is  a  curious  old  cross.  In  the  chancel  is  a  very  ancient 
chest  adorned  with  carved  work  worthy  of  attention. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  195.] 

(MS  ii,  211-213.) 
Note 

^  John  Audley  became  vicar  in  1631. 

?|ainton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  12  August,  1833 — 

On  an  altar  monument,  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel,  these 
shields  of  arms — First  shield  :  1st  and  4th,  Or,  a  greyhound  current 
between  three  leopards'  heads  cabossed  sable,  in  a  border  gules 
[Heneage]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Gules,  three  garbs  or  [Preston].  Second 
shield  :  the  same,  impaling — Argent,  three  bars  gules,  in  chief 
a   greyhound   current   sable   [Skipwith].     Under,   is   the   figure  inj 


HAINTON  157 

brass  of  a  man  kneeling,  but  the  head  is  gone  ;  there  is  this  label 
however  left,  which  issued  from  his  mouth — '  Pater  dc  celis  dew-s 
miserere  nobis  '.  On  his  tabard  are  the  quarterings  above  given. 
Opposite,  is  the  figure  in  brass  of  a  woman  with  the  arms  impaled 
in  the  second  shield  on  her  cloak  ;  and  this  label  from  her  mouth — 
'  Jh'u  redemtor  mundi  deus  miserere  nobis  '.  Behind  her,  is  the 
figure,  also  in  brass,  of  her  daughter  with  the  Heneage  quarterings 
on  her  gown.     The  inscription  is  as  follows  in  old  character  : 

Here  under  lieth  Sir  Thomas  Henneage,  knight  chief  gentil- 
maw  of  the  prevey  Chamber  to  y^  |  kinge  of  famous  memorye 
King  Henry  th'  eight  sonne  &  heyre  of  John  Henneage  Esq.  | 
who  maried  Kateryne  daughter  of  Sir  John  Skipwith  knight 
whiche  Sir  Thomas  and  Kate  |  ryne  had  isshu  Elizabeth 
nowe  being  wyffe  to  the  right  honourable  the  Lorde 
Willoughbye  |  of  Parliam  the  said  Sir  Thomas  Henneage 
departed  this  liffe  the  xxi^^  daye  of  August  in  the  |  yere  of 
our  Lorde  God  MCCCCCLnj  uppon  whose  soule  Jh'u  haue 
mercy  Amen. 

An  elegant  marble  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel, 
an  urn  below,  round  wliich  five  young  children  are  grouped 
decorating  it  with  garlands  and  in  attitudes  of  grief.  Above  is 
the  figure  of  a  female  emerging  from  clouds  and  borne  up  by  two 
cherubs.     The  inscription  is  at  the  base  : 

This  Monument  is  erected  |  by  G.  R.  Heneage  Esq''^  of 
Hainton-Hall,  Lincolnshire  |  to  the  memory  of  his  deceased 
Wife,  I  Frances  Anne  |  second  Daughter  of  the  late  Gen^ 
Ainslie  ;  |  as  a  mark  of  his  affection  and  respect.  |  She  was 
bom  October  12tii  1781  |  died  March  12*^,  1807  ;  |  leaving 
Issue  I  Georgina  Eleanor,  George  Fieschi,  |  Edward,  Frances 
Anne,  |  Catherine. 

A  handsome  grey  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall  of  the 
north  chapel  (R),  consisting  of  an  arch  supported  by  Corinthian 
pilasters.  The  arms  are  nearly  effaced,  but  supposed  to  be 
Heneage  ;  impalmg — Or,  [a  fesse]  between  three  wolves'  heads 
erazed  proper  [for  Hunloke].  Li  the  centre  is  the  bust  of  a  gentle- 
man as  large  as  life,  and  below  the  two  busts  of  his  wives.  This 
inscription  is  under  the  male  bust  : 

This  monument  is  erected  to  the  memory  of  George  Heneage,  | 
Esq*"  whose  remains  are  laid  in  the  vault  within  this  chapel  | 
being  the  repository  of  the  ashes  of  his  ancestors  for  many 
centurys  |  He  was  a  person  of  strict  justice  and  un blemish 'd 
integrity,  |  an  indulgent  father,  a  tender  husband,  and  a 
constant  true  friend.  |  His  conversation  was  easy,  agreable 
and  innocent,  his  wit  hvely,  |  and  his  judgement  sound, 
improv'd  and  enlarg'd  by  a  generous  |  education,  a  perfect 
knowledge  of  mankind,  and  of  the  manners  j  of  the  politest 
countrys  in  Europe,  he  had  a  natural  candour  [  and  sweetness 


158  HAINTON 

of  temper  which  incUn'd  him  to  compassionate  the  |  poor 
and  distress 'd,  and  which  made  his  charity  always  both  |  large 
and  extensive.  He  deserv  d  well  of,  being  a  friend  to  all  | 
mankind  and  dy'd  much  valu'd  and  lamented  Dec'"  31  : 
1731    I  aged  57. 

Underneath  is  the  following  : 

Praesentat  Tibi  hoc  Marmor  |  non  fictas  vanasque  defmic- 
torum  imagines,  media  enim  |  quam  hie  suspicis  effigies 
sublimi  fronte  venustaque  oris  |  dignitate  insignis  in  lucem 
revocat  (quantum  ars  potuit)  |  Georgium  Heneage  Arm' 
e  vetusta  illustrique  Heneagio-  j  rum  stirpe  ortum  qui  in  hoc 
sacrario  inter  majores  |  antiqui  nominis  magnseque  famae 
viros,  cineres  suos  |  requiescere  voluit.  Qualis  erat,  dum 
vixit,  si  fama  tace-  j  ret  hoc  saxum  paucis  eloquatur  :  inerat 
illi  morum  |  simplicitas  pietate  institutisque  Christianse 
disciplinae  j  condita  :  inerat  comitas  felicitate  ingenii  ornata 
cum  I  tristi  severitate  tum  levitate  impudica  seque  abhorrens  | 
Justitiam  et  integritatem  pras  ceteris  virtutibus  maxime  | 
semper  coluit,  a  simulata  fide  fucataque  virtutis  specie  j 
aversissimus  adeo  ut  nun  quam  non  maluit  esse,  |  quam 
videri,  bonus.  Amplam  rem  sibi  a  patribus  deductam  |  non 
illecebris  ingluvieq?/e  mala  strinxit,  hac  bene  |  meritos 
muneravit,  inopes  sustentavit  :  titulos  &  honores  |  non 
ambivit,  antiquitate  generis,  gloria  Majorum  propriisqjie  | 
virtutibus  satis  nobilitatus.  Sic  vitam  instituens  |  (quod 
rara  est  felicitas)  otium  optabile,  minime  vero  aut  |  sibi  aut 
aliis  inutile  cum  dignitate  consecutus  est.  |  Diem  supremum 
obiit  bonis  omnibus  valde  desideratus  |  prid.  kal.  Jan'rii 
Annos  natus  lvii,  |  mdccxxxio 

And  between  these  two  previous  inscriptions  are  these  lines  : 
Quorum  animabus  |  propitietur  deus  Amen. 

On  the  north  of  the  monument  is  a  tablet  with  this  inscription  : 
On  his  right  hand  is  placd  the  effigies  of  his  first  |  wife  Mary, 
the  only  daughter  and  heiress  of  the  |  Rt  Hon^^^  WilHam 
Lord  Petre,  Baron  of  Writtle  |  in  the  county  of  Essex,  a  lady 
of  uncommon  merit  &  |  great  beauty,  humble  pious  &  Charit- 
able, adomd  with  |  all  those  accomplishments  which  became 
a  person  of  |  her  birth  and  fortune,  as  well  as  those  priuate 
vertues  |  which  were  requir'd  in  a  wife  and  parent.  She 
dj-'d  June  j  4*'!  1704,  and  is  buried  in  the  vault  within  this 
Chapel.  He  |  had  Issue  by  her,  George  Heneage  ;  William  | 
who  dy'd  an  infant,  and  Mary  Bridget  who  dy'd  |  and  was 
buried  at  Pontoise  in  the  year  1717,  Aged  14. 

On  the  south  of  the  monument  is  another  tablet,  with  the  following 

inscription  : 

On  his  left  Stands  the  Busto  of  his  Second  Wife,  Ehzabeth  | 
daughter  of  S''  Henry  Hunloke  of  Wingerworth  in  the  |  county 


HAINTON  159 

of  Derby,  Baron*,  by  Catharine  the  sole  daughter  |  and  heiress 
of  Francis  Tyrwhit  of  Kettleby  in  the  |  county  of  Lincoln, 
Esq.  This  lady  the  truly  moumfull  |  relict  of  her  deceased 
husband  desired  (tho'  yet  living)  |  that  her  effigies  might 
be  placed  by  his,  as  a  token  of  her  |  Conjugal  Affection.  She 
was  a  faithful  obHging  and  |  obedient  wife,  and  received  for 
twenty  six  years  |  the  deserved  return  of  her  late  husband's 
most  constant  |  and  tender  affection.  She  had  issue  by  him 
six  sons  I  and  three  daughters,  all  now  living,  except  Ursula  | 
the  second  daughter  who  dy'd  an  infant  and  was  bury'd  j 
within  this  chapel.  |  She  died  July  S'^  1735. 

In  the  north  chapel  are  two  stones,  small,  bearing  the  following 
inscriptions  on  them  in  church  text  : 

Hie    iacet    Henrie    Martyn    cuius    a.nime    propiciet?<r    Deus 

Amen. 

Hie  iacet  dominus    \    Will'    Maltbi    | |    cuius  anime 

propicietitr  Deus  Amen. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  floor  of  the  north  chapel,  having  above 
it  the  figures  of  a  man  in  gown  with  loose  sleeves,  and  a  lady 
in  a  long  gown  and  square  cap,  a  shield  of  arms  over,  but  now 
gone  : 

Hie  jacet  Joh'es  Henege  et  Alicia  uxor  eius  qui  obiit  xxn 
die  mensis  Septembris  anno  D'ni  mill'imo  ccccxxxv,  cuuis 
anime  propicietur  Deus  Amen. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chapel  is  an  altar  tomb  on  which 
are  now  placed  two  old  helmets  and  some  other  pieces  and  frag- 
ments of  armour. 

Above  on  a   brass  plate  in   the   wall  is   this   inscription    in    old 

character  : 

Hie  jacet  Joh'es  Hennage  Armig.  et  Katerina  uxor  eius  |  qui 
quidem  Joh'es  obiit  ult.  die  mensis  Marcij  A°  D'ni  m^  |  ccccco 
xxxo  quorwm  ammabws  propicietur  Deus  Amen. 

On  the  west  side  of  the  chapel  is  a  very  fine  monument  of  white 
stone.  In  a  recess  formed  by  two  fluted  Ionic  pillars  is  the  figure 
of  a  man  in  armour,  bareheaded,  with  a  ruff  and  peaked  beard, 
kneeling  on  a  cushion  before  an  altar,  on  which  is  a  book.  His 
ladj^  is  opposite  him,  kneeling  in  a  similar  recess,  and  dressed  in  a 
long  gown  and  ruff.  On  the  pediment  above  are  three  shields  of 
arms.  In  the  middle  one — Quarterly,  1st,  Or,  a  greyhound  current 
sable  between  three  leopards'  faces  azure,  a  border  engrailed  gules 
[Heneage]  ;  2nd,  Gules,  three  garbs  or  [Preston]  ;  3rd,  Argent, 
two  bars  and  a  canton  gules  [Buckton]  ;  4th,  Gules,  a  crosse  flory 
between  four  trefoils  or.  Crest — On  a  torce  or  and  gules,  a  grey- 
hound current  sable  [Heneage].  On  the  south  side,  the  four 
quarters  just  mentioned  ;  impaling — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Vert, 
on  a  fess  argent  a  boar  passant  sable  [Cope]  ;   2nd  and  3rd,  Argent, 


160  HAINTON 

a  cross  botony  sable.  On  the  north  side,  this  last  impalement 
alone.  Below  the  figures  this  inscription,  in  capitals,  in  two 
columns  : 

(1)  Here  lyeth  John  He?meage  |  late  of  Haynton  Esquier 
&  I  Anne  his  wife  y«  daughter  &  |  Heyre  of  John  Cope  of 
Hel-  I  meden  in  y*  countie  of  Norht  :  |  Esquier  1 1  (2)  w'ch 
John  Hemieage  died  y^  last  |  of  July  1559  &  y«  said  Anne  j 
y«  5  of  February  1587,  &  had  j  issue  betwixt  them  Uving 
at  I  theire  death,  George,  John,  &  |  William,  Katharine  &  Mary. 

Below  are  two  shields  of  arms — (1),  Heneage  ;  impaling — Quarterly, 

1st  and  4th,  three  garbs  or  [Preston]  ;    2nd,  Argent,  two  bars  and 

a  canton  gules  [Buckton]  ;    3rd,  Gules,  a  cross  flory  between  four 

trefoils    or.     (2),    the    four    quarters    of    Heneage  ;      impaling — 

Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Azure,  a  lion  rampant  argent  [Wymbish]  ; 

2nd  and    3rd,   Argent,   three   cinquefoils   gules    [Darcy].     On   the 

south  side  is  a  shield  much  defaced,  but  the  bearings  appear  to 

be  the  four  quarters  of  Heneage,  impaling  the  boar  on  a  fesse  and 

the  cross  botony.     In  the  centre  of  the  chapel  is  a  beautiful  altar 

tomb  of  marble,  which  has  been  coloured,  on  which  is  the  recumbent 

figure  of  a  knight  in  plate  armour,  much  ornamented  and  damasked 

with  gold,  bareheaded,  Ijing  on  a  mat,  his  head  on  a  cushion,  and 

at  his  feet  his  crest,  a  greyhound  courant  sable  on  a  torce  or  and 

gules   [Heneage].     His  hair  and  beard  are  black,  and  his  hands 

are  clasped  over  his  breast  in  prayer,  his  sword  is  gone.     At  the 

base  of  the  tomb  on  the  south  side  are  two  shields  of  arms — (1)  the 

four  quarterings  of  Heneage  with  the  addition  of  these  two — 5th, 

Vert,  on  a  fess  argent  a  boar  passant  azure  [Cope]  ;     6th,  Argent, 

a    cross    botony    sable  ;     impaling — Quarterly'-,    1st,    Argent   three 

cinquefoils    gules    [Southwell]  ;    2nd    and    3rd,    Quarterly,   i  and 

iv.  Azure,  on  a  fesse  between  two  chevrons   sable   three   crescents 

argent    [?  Tendring]  ;     ii   and   iii,    Or,    a    chevron    between    ten 

crosslets  gules  [Holbrook]  ;    4th,  Ermine,  two  annulets  interlaced 

sable,  on  a  chief  of  the  last  three  crosses  patee  argent  [Wyching- 

ham].     (2)  The  other  sliield  is  the  four  first  quarters  of  Heneage  ; 

impaling — Quarterly,    1st  and  4th,   Sable,  a  lion  rampant  argent 

[Wymbish]  ;   2nd  and  3rd,  Argent,  three  cinquefoils  gules,  seeded  or 

[Darcy].    On  a  black  slab  between  the  two  shields  in  gold  capitals — 

Georgius  Henneage  miles  Thomse  |  H.  militis  a  fratre  nepos 

et  haeres  |  masculus  :     defuncta  uxore  Eliza-  |  betha   unica 

filia  et  herede  |  Ricardi  Southwell  militis  :    iterum  j  nuptus 

est  Olive  Brittonie  sed  |  nulla  suscepta  prole,   avitas  |  Sedes 

Hajmtoniens  :     sibi  jure  |  hereditario  devolutas,   ger-  jmano 

fratri  Gulielmo  H:  |  armigero  reliquit  moriens  |  16  die  Octobris 

A°  Christi   I  salvatoris  1595  et  setatis   |   suae  74  ipse  charus 

chariss   :    |   infensis  dum  vixit  infestus.    j   hie  tandem  annis 

morboque  |  exhaustus  corpore  correpsit  in  |  terram  ut  anima 

subvolaret  in  caelos. 


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On  the  north  side  are  two  shields,  (1)  the  four  quarters  of  Heneage  ; 
impaling— the  second  two  last  quarters.  (2)  the  six  quarters  ; 
impaUng — Quarterly  of  six,  1st  &  6th,  Quarterly,  Per  fesse  indented 
argent  and  gules,  in  the  first  quarter  a  mullet  sable  [Bretton]  ;  2nd, 
Argent,  a  chevron  between  three  eagles'  legs  erazed  sable  [Yer- 
mouth]  ;  3rd,  Gules,  two  lions  passant  guardant  argent,  crowned 
or  [Felton]  ;  4th,  Argent,  on  a  chief  gules  four  lozenges  conjoined 
or  [Charles]  ;  5th,  Azure,  on  a  fesse  between  two  chevrons  sable 
three  crescents  argent  [for  Gerbridge].  On  a  black  slab  between 
ye  two  shields,  in  gold  capitals  : 

S^  George  Henneage  of  Haynton  |  knight  sonne  &  heire  of 
John  I  H:  Esquier  &  of  Anne  his  wife  |  y®  onely  daughter  & 
heire  of  |  John  Coope  of  Helraeden  in  |  y^  countie  of  North 't' 
Esquier  :  |  twice  maried  yet  dying  with  |  out  issue  y^  16  day 
of  Oct-  !  ober  in  y*  37  yere  of  y^  |  happy  raigne  of  Q  :  Eliza- 
beth I  lieth  here  buried  whereby  |  holdinge  his  heavenly 
he  left  I  his  earthly  inheritance  unto  |  Will'm  H  :  no  we  of 
Haynton  |  Esquier  his  natural!  |  brother  &  heire  |  maile. 

At  the  south  side  of  the  chapel  is  a  splendid  monument  of  marble. 
In  a  recess  before  an  altar,  on  which  is  a  cloth  fringed  with  gold, 
is  the  kneehng  figure  of  a  man  bareheaded  with  a  faUing  collar 
on  a  cushion  ;  opposite  him  are  his  two  wives  dressed  in  ruffs  and 
long  gowns,  one  with  a  stomacher,  and  each  having  a  long  veil 
fastened  round  the  head  with  a  fillet  of  gold.  The  altar  is  inscribed, 
'  Deus  propitius  esto  |  michi  peccatori  Luc.  18.  13  |  Jesu  fill  David 
Miserere  Mei  |  Luc.  18.  38.'  Before  the  man  is  a  book  inscribed 
in  capitals,  '  Miserere  mei  |  Deus  secundum  magnam  misericor  |  diam 
tuam  et  secun  |  dujn  multitudinem  miserationum  |  tuarum  Dele 
iniquitatem  meam,  Ps.  51.  1.'  Before  the  woman,  '  Adjuva  nos  Deus 
salutaris  noster  et  propter  gloriam  nominis  |  tui  Domine  hbera  | 
nos  et  propitius  esto  peccatis  nostris  propter  nomen  tuum  Psal. 
79.  9.' 

On  the  pediment  are  the  arms,  six  quarters,  of  Heneage,  their 
crest,  and  over  the  crest  on  a  pedestal  is  the  figure  of  an  angel 
with  gold  wings  ;  the  pedestal  inscribed  in  capitals,  '  JSurgite  mortui 
venite  ad  judicium.' 

At  the  east  comer  is  a  representation  of  Adam  and  Eve  before 
the  tree  of  knowledge,  and  below,  '  Sicut  m  Adam  omnes  morimitur 
ita  in  Christo  omnes  vivificabuntur  1  Cor.  15,  22.'  At  the  west 
comer  the  Resurrection  ;  and  below,  '  Ubi  tua  0  mors  Victo  |  ria 
Ubi  tuus  O  Sepul  |  chrum  stimulus  1  Cor.  15.'  On  the  east  pillaster 
of  the  recess  is  a  lamp  burning,  below  written,  '  Post  tenebras  | 
spero  lucem  '.  On  the  west  is  an  hour  glass.  In  the  recess  over 
the  man  are  these  arms — the  six  quarters  of  Heneage  ;  impalmg — 
Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Argent,  a  fleur  de  Us  sable  [Fishboume]  ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  Or,  on  a  bend  [wavy]  azure  three  fish  naiant 
argent. 


162  HAINTON 

Over   the    woman    the    impalement   just    mentioned.     Above    the 

figures  this  inscription  in  capitals  in  two  columns  : 

(1)  Peccatum  tua  Mors  Mors  XPI,  |  Psena  Gehennse,  judicium, 
vita  tibi  |  sunt  hsec  sex  memoranda  |  (2)  Omnia,  transibunt, 
nos  ibimus,  ibitis  |  ibunt  Nam  simul  omne  perit,  |  Quod 
fuit,  est,  et  erit. 

Between  the  figures  is  this  inscription  on  a  black  slab  in  gold 

capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  William  HcTineage  of  Haynton  |  Esq.  whose 
first  wyef  was  Anne  the  |  daughter  &  coheire  of  Raulfe  Fyshe- 
bome  I  of  Cotes,  Esq.,  by  who  me  he  had  issue  |  lyving  at  y^ 
making  of  y^  monument  viz:  |  Thomas,  George,  Amie,  & 
Katherine,  whose  |  mother  dyed  y®  29  of  July  A^  1585  |  & 
4  years  after  her  death  |  he  took  to  wyef  lane  Brussels  who  | 
did  serve  our  now  Soveraigne  |  Queue  Elizabeth  in  her  bed 
chamber  |  &  in  her  privye  chamber  by  y^  space  |  of  24  yeares 
next  beefore  her  |  deathe  who  departed  out  of  this  |  transitory 
world  y^  24  of  September  |  1596  and  y^  foresaid  William 
dyed  |  ye  29  of  March  1610,  aged  91. 

Below  these,  at  the  base  of  the  monument,  are  two  figures  of  their 
sons  in  armour  and  cloaks,  and  two  daughters,  dressed  as  their 
mother,  kneeling  before  an  altar.  Over  the  first  son,  the  arms  of 
Heneage  ;  impaling — Or,  a  saltier  between  four  martlets  sable 
[Guyldford].  Over  the  second,  Heneage  ;  impaling — Argent,  three 
bars  sable  [Bussey].  Over  the  first  daughter — Sable,  a  wolf  salient, 
and  a  chief  or  [Wilson]  ;  impaling — Heneage.  Over  the  second, 
some  bearing  effaced  ;  impaling — Heneage.  On  a  black  slab  over 
the  altar,  this  inscription  in  gold  capitals  : 

The  above  named  Thomas  Hemieage  is    |    now  maryed  to 
Barbara  y^  dawghter  |  of  S'"  Thomas  Gyldeford  knight,  &  | 
George  is  maryed  to  Mary  y®  daughter  |  of  John  Bussy  of 
Haydor  Esq.  &    Anne  |  is  maryed  to  Nicholas  Wylson    Esq. 
sonn    I    &   heir  to   Thomas   Wylson,   Esq.   late    |    one  of  y* 
secretaryes   to   our  sovraigne    |    Lady   Queene   Elizabeth   & 
Katheryne  is  |  maryed  to  William  Ayscoughe  Esq.  sonne  |  & 
heire  to  Edward  Ayscoughe  of  Kelsey  Esq. 
A  handsome  monument  of  white  marble  against  the  south  wall 
of  the  chapel  east  of  the  door,  flanked  by  two  pilasters,  and  sur- 
mounted by  an  urn  ;    at  the  sides  are  the  insignia  of  death  ;    and 
below  the  arms  [and  crest]  of  Heneage  : 

Prsestantiss  :  viris  |  D.  Georgio  Henneage  Equiti  aurato,  cui 
Pater  |  D.  Thomas  Henneage  ordinis  equestris,  mater  |  Barbara 
filia  D.  Thomse  Guildford  equestris  itidem  |  dignitate  clari, 
uxor  Elizabetha  filia  unica  |  Francisci  Tresham  Arm.  quin 
et  proles  quidem  |  numerosa  Filius  autem  unus  et  tres  filiae. 
die  I  Obitus,  Denatus  A.D.  1659,  ^E.S.  75.  |  Georgio  Henneage 
Arm.   prsedicti   D.    Georgii    |    Fifio   cui   uxor  Faith,   filia  T). 


GREAT   HALE  163 

Philippi  Tyrwhit  |  Baronetti,  proles  etiam  numerosa,  superstite 
fillo  et  I  filiabus  pluribus,  Denatus  A.D.  1667,  ^..S.  44.  | 
Georgio  item  Henneage  Arm.  dicti  Georgii  |  Arm.  filio  cui 
proles  etiam  magna,  superstites  |  quidem  ex  prima  uxore 
Maria  filia  Thomse  Kemp  (  Sussexiensis  Arm.  tres  filii  et 
duae  filise,  et  ex  |  altera  Francisca  filia  D.  Moyser  filius  unus  | 
et  una  filia,  Denatus  A.D.  1692,  M.S.  40.  |  Qui  cum  majoribus 
suis  et  propinquis  |  in  Dormitorio  vicino,  familiae  Hennea- 
geanse  |  dicato  secundo  excepto  Georgio  Bathoni  |  Sepulto, 
cujus  tamen  cor  hie  habetur,  requiescunt,  |  Eorum  memorise 
pie  consulens  praedicta  |  Faith  Henneage  |  posuit. 

A  white  marble  monument  against  the  wall  of  the  north  aisle, 
arms  effaced  ;    [crest — A  sea-horse  couchant  or — Jenkinson]  : 

Hoc  intra  Sacrarium,  |  quo  moribunda  cineres  depositos 
esse  Velit,  |  requiescit  lectissima  fsemina  |  Francisca  Jenkin- 
son ;  I  Thomae  Thoroton  de  Screeton  in  agro  Nottingham  | 
filia  unica  :  |  Johannis  Jenkinson  Arm'  de  Wykam  Orient' 
Com'  Lincoln  |  Uxor  merito  dilecta  |  Pudica,  casta,  pia,  | 
Summa  Innocentia,  Mo  rum  gratissima  SimpHcitas  |  Sua  vitas 
ingenii  amabihs,  benignitas  Innata,  |  et  gratior  veniens  in 
pulchro  corpore  |  Virtus  illsesa  intacta,  |  omnium  facile 
delicias  reddiderunt  ;  |  tandemque  a  Morte  renascentem  j  ad 
Cselos  evexerunt  |  Ob*  :  rv^o  :  Non'  Junii  |  An  :  nata  XL  | 

MDCCXXXn, 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

V.  R.  I  Rowlandus  Curtois  A.M.  |  ecclesise  Paroch.  de  Hainton 
vicar.  |  nee  non  |  rector  de  Hatton  |  obiit  |  xii  Cal.  Martias  | 
An.  aetat.  suae  38,  |  salutisque  nostrae  |  1722. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  separated  from  its  aisles  by  three 
pointed  arches,  a  chancel  with  a  north  chapel,  and  a  tower  at  the 
west  end.  The  font  is  octagonal,  pannelled  with  shields  in 
quatrefoils. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  xii,  37-44  ;    Jeans,  29-30.] 

(MS  iv,  49-65.) 

<§reat  J|ale 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Hale  Magna,  July  14,  1834 — This 
church  consists  of  a  nave  divided  from  each  aisle  by  five  lofty 
pointed  arches,  springmg  from  plam  round  columns  ;  a  south 
porch  ;  and  pinnacled  tower  at  the  west  end  ;  but  no  chancel. 
The  tracery  has  been  removed  from  the  east  window  and  several 
others,  what  remains  is  of  a  Decorated  character.  The  font  is  a 
handsome  octagon  with  niches  set  in  square  quatrefoyles  in  a 
peculiar  style,  worthy  of  remark  ;  it  has  a  modem  oak  cover. 
At  the  west  end  of  the  north  aisle  is  a  handsome  oak  screen. 


164  GREAT   HALE 

Against  the  wall  of  the  north  aisle  is  a  handsome  monument  of 
alabaster,  consisting  of  two  compartments  ;  in  the  upper  one  are 
the  small  figures  of  a  gentleman  in  cloak  and  doublet,  and  a  lady 
opposite,  kneeling  at  a  desk.  Above — Argent,  a  chevron  between 
three  martlets  sable  [for  Cawdron]  ;  impaling — Sable,  a  cross 
flory,  between  four  escallops  argent  [Samson].  In  the  lower 
compartment  are  two  female  figures  kneeling  at  a  desk  ;  above 
the  one  the  arms  of  Cawdron  ;  impaling — A  chevron  engrailed 
between  two  bucks'  heads  cabossed  [Nedham]  ;  and  over  the  other 
— Cawdron  ;  impaling — A  lion  rampant  [Fauckonbridge],  this 
inscription  below  : 

To  y^  sacred  &  perpetual  memory  of  |  Robert  Cawdron  of 
Little  Hale  in  y^  Coun.  of  Line.  |  gent,  who  departed  this 
life  y^  30  day  of  Decem  |  ber  1665,  Ann.  aetat.  suae  lvi,  being 
three  times  |  married,  first  unto  Katharine  daughter  of 
Edward  |  Nedham  of  Elston  m  y*'  Coun.  of  Leices.  gent. ; 
2diy  j  unto  Susanna  Fauckenbridge  relict  of  Richard  Gamble  | 
gent.  ;  lastly  unto  Elizabeth  Sansome  y®  relict  of  |  John 
Woods  gent.,  now  living,  which  said  sorrow  |  ful  widow, 
out  of  tender  affection  she  beareth  |  to  her  deceased  husband, 
caused  this  monument  |  to  be  erected  at  her  own  proper 
charge  and  |  cost,  this  20  day  of  May  1668.  |  The  memory 
of  the  just  is  blessed,  but  y®  name  of  y®  wicked  shall  rot.  | 
Virtus  post  funera  |  Nil  desperandum  Christo  duce  auspice 
Christo. 

On  a  brass  plate  set  in  a  stone  tablet  west  of  the  monument,  these 
arms  over — On  a  chevron  engrailed  .  .  .  three  escallops  [King]  ; 
inscription  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  interred  the  body  of  Ann  |  Cawdron  wife  of 
Robert  Cawdron  of  |  Great  Hale,  Esq.,  one  of  the  daughters  | 
of  Edward  King,  Esq.,  who  was  buried  y^  |  xvin  of  July 
1625,  w'^^  said  Robert  |  Cawdron  had  by  the  said  Ann  his 
wife  I  X  sonnes  and  vi  daughters. 

On   another  brass  plate   set  in   stone,   below   the   monument,   in 

capitals  : 

Hie  requiescit  in  Domino  Franciscus  Cawdron  |  Filius  Roberti 
Cawdron  Armigeri  qui  ob  Faeli  |  cissimam  Indolem  moresque 
suavissimos  magnum  |  sui  apud  omnes  desiderium  relinquens 
corpus  I  humo  dolorem  Amicis  Cselo  animam  commendavit.  | 
Hoc  monumentum  Amoris  et  Mseroris  perpetu-  |  um  Testem 
charissim'  eius  Frater  Anthonius  |  Cawdron  posuit  |  obiit 
Ano  1660,  I  aetatis  suae  31. 

To  the  east  of  the  larger  monument  is  a  white  marble  tablet,  with 
the  arms  of  Cawdron  above,  and  below  Cawdron,  impaling  two 
wives — (1)  Sable,  on  a  chevron  argent  three  escallops  [King] ; 
(2)  Argent,  a  lion  passant  between  two  bars  gules  [for  Williams]. 


,     GREAT  HALE  165 

On  the  tablet  are  cut  the  figures  of  a  man  in  half  armour  kneeling 
at  a  desk,  and  behind  him  nine  sons,  and  opposite  his  two  wives, 
followed  by  six  daughters  ;  before  them  three  sons  lye  in  grave 
clothes  with  their  heads  on  skulls,  and  one  daughter  likewise. 
Above  is  this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Memoriae  Sacrum  |  Roberti  Cawdron  Armig.  vitae  integerr"^' 
in  egenos  |  largiss™*  in  Patria  fidiss™',  uxores  duos  habuit  | 
jam  Annam  natam  Edwardo  King  Armig"  quae  peperit  |  ei 
10  filios  et  6  filias  2*^^™  Mariam  viduam  Jo 'is  Austen  |  Gener°^^ 
e  qua  3  filios  et  v°^™  filiam  .  mortuus  est  |  die  1 1°^°  Martii  A" 
1650,  aetatis  suae  73.  |  Eleonora  filia  obsequentiss™*  parent!  | 
amantiss™"  lugens  posuit.  |  Antoni'  fil'  fecit. 

In  the  north  east  comer  of  the  aisle  is  a  small  monument  of  stone, 
with  two  black  columns,  with  the  arms  nearly  effaced,  but  seemingly 
Cawdron  impaling — Two  lions  passant  [Dymoke]  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  j  Robert  Cawdron  Esq.  who  by  Jane  | 
his  wife  one  of  the  daughters  of  |  Sir  Charles  Dymoke,  knt, 
left  issue  |  five  sons  [viz^]  Robert,  Dymoke,  |  Edward,  Lewis,  & 
George,  &  three  |  daughters  [viz*]  Jane,  Eleanor,  &  |  Anne,  & 
departed  this  life  the  11  |  of  July  1714,  to  whose  memory  | 
this  monument  was  erected  |  by  Jane  his  widow. 

Opposite  to  the  last  is  a  stone  tablet  with  this  inscription  in  gold 

letters  on  a  black  ground  : 

Near  this  place  lies  interred  |  Jane  relict  of  Rob*  Cawd-  |  ron, 
Esq.,  late  of  this  |  parish.  She  was  daugh  |  ter  of  the  Hon*^^® 
Sir  I  Charles  Dymoke,  kt,  |  Champion  of  England,  |  a  most 
loving  wife,  a  kind  |  &  tender  mother,  an  excellent  |  mistress,  & 
a  sincere  friend.  |  This  small  monument  is  most  |  gratefully 
erected  by  her  oblig'd  |  son  &  serv*  W™  Lomax.  She  died  | 
y«  22  May  1733,  aged  67. 

On  a  flat  blue  stone  in  the  floor  below  these  monuments  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Robert  j  Cawdron,  Esq.,  who  by 
Sarah  his  wife  |  youngest  daughter  of  S''  Edward  |  Hussey 
of  Welbom,  Baronett,  had  |  issue  one  daughter,  viz.  Elizabeth. 
He  I  departed  this  life  October  y^  18,  1728,  |  in  the  41  year 
of  his  age.  |  Here  lieth  the  body  of  IVIrs  |  Sarah  Smith,  wife 
of  Weston  John  |  Smith,  Esq.,  of  this  parish.  She  was  |  the 
youngest  daughter  of  S^  Edw^i  |  Hussey,  Bart.,  of  Welbom 
in  this  I  county,  who  departed  this  life  |  the  17  of  May  1767, 
in  the  80  year  of  |  her  age. 

To  the  south  is  another  blue  stone  with  the  arms  of  Cawdron  cut 
on  it,  impaling — On  a  chevron  .  .  .  three  pears  ....  (seemingly)  : 
Resurgemus  |  Uterque. 

Near  is  another  large  blue  stone  which  once  had  the  brass  of  a  large 
cross  with  long  stem,  and  above  the  bust  of  a  priest.  Inscription 
round  the  edge  ;   in  it  is  cut  R.  C.  1665.     The  brasses  are  all  gone. 


166  GREAT  HALE 

On  two  flat  stones  parallel,  close  by  : 

Here  |  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Samuel  Sanson,  |  gent.,  who  departed 

this  I  life  August  7,  1769,  |  aged  63  |  years. 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  |  of  Mary  relict  of  |  Samuel  Sansom,  | 

gent.,  I  who  departed  this  life  |  December  23,  1790,  |  aged 

70  years. 
In  the  south  aisle  at  the  east  end  is  a  large  stone  which  has  once 
had  an  inscription  round  it,  but  it  is  worn  quite  smooth  except 
at  the  south  east  comer  where  this  is  visible  in  church  text  *vi, 
Mcc  .  .  .  .'     On  the  stone  is  cut  : 

Here   lieth   the   body    |    of   Maria   Gaskarth,   widow,    |    who 

departed  this  life  the  |  3^^  of  May  1737,  aged  36. 

[See  also  L.R.8.  i,  189  ;  Jeans  30-1  ;    Trollope,  Sleaford,  371-4.] 

(MS  V,  33-39.) 

Ilalton  ?|olesate 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  August   15,   1835 — 

On  a  flat  stone  m  the  chancel : 

In  memory  of  |  Jane  the  wife  of  Mr  Jno.  Brackenbury  |  of 
this  Parish,  |  who  died  smcerely  lamented  by  all  |  her  friends  & 
acquaintance  |  the  5th  of  Aug.  1786,  aged  29,  |  after  a  long 
and  painfull  illness  which  |  she  bore  with  the  greatest  patience  | 
and  resignation.  |  Also  of  |  John  Brackenbury,  gent.,  |  equally 
regretted  and  respected,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  on  the  21 
of  August  1826,  j  in  the  73  year  of  his  age. 

Near  this  is  a  stone  in  which  has  formerly  been  a  brass  of  a  long 
stem  and  tabernacle  work  at  top,  all  now  gone. 

At  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  is  a  low  kind  of  altar  tomb,  the 
top  of  which  is  covered  by  a  very  large  black  slab,  which  has  once 
been  nearly  wholly  inlaid  with  brass,  the  whole  of  which  has  been 
torn  out.  On  this  slab  is  laid  (having  been  evidently  removed 
from  elsewhere)  the  recumbent  figure  of  a  knight  in  mail  hauberk, 
and  gorget  or  coif  of  the  same,  with  a  helmet  of  plate,  the  visor 
open.  The  brassards  and  genouailles  are  also  of  plate,  as  are  the 
gauntlets,  and  his  armour  from  the  foot  to  the  knee  is  of  the  same, 
lined  with  mail.  Over  his  hauberk  is  a  surcoat  confined  by  a  belt 
crossing  the  shoulder  and  buckled  at  the  hips,  whence  the  sword 
hangs.  The  belt  is  studded  with  cinquefoyles,  his  hands  are  clasped 
over  his  breast,  and  on  his  left  arm  hangs  his  shield,  heater  shaped, 
bearing  a  lion  rampant  [perhaps  for  Halton].  His  head  rests  on  a 
pillow,  and  his  feet,  which  are  crossed,  on  a  couchant  lion.  On 
the  whole,  the  figure  is  in  a  good  state  of  preservation,  except  the 
face,  the  features  of  which  are  much  mutilated. 
Near  this  on  the  floor  is  a  coffin-shaped  [stone]  which  bears  round 
its  edges,  in  Saxon  characters,  which  are  m  perfect  preservation, 
the  inscription  to  '  Sir  Water  Bek  ',  mentioned  by  Holies. 


HALTON   HOLEGATE  167 

At  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle,  which  is  separated  by  a  screen 
from  the  other  part,  is  an  old  stone  with  the  figure  of  a  female  in 
brass  in  the  costume  of  Charles  I  reign,  viz.,  the  boddice  and  falling 
collar.  One  of  her  hands  is  crossed  over  her  breast,  the  other  hand 
holds  a  book.  This  portraiture  is  executed  in  very  good  taste, 
and  is  much  like  Hollar's  figures.  This  inscription  on  a  brass 
plate  below  in  capitals  (R)  : 

Here  lies  buried  the  body  of  |  Bridgett  the  wife  of  John  | 
Rugeley,  daughter  and  heire  |  of  Thomas  Tliorey  who  de-  j 
ceased  the  15  day  of  May  in  y^  |  yeare  of  our  Lord  1658,  j 
setatis  suae  21. 

The  stone  in  which  this  brass  has  been  inserted  has  had  formerly 
an  older  inscription,  and  canopied  cross  in  brass,  now  gone. 

On  a  flat  stone  next  to  the  last  : 

Here  lyes  y®  body  |  of  Sarah  Smith  late  |  wife  of  Benjamin 
Smith,  I  gent.,  who  departed  |  this  life  y®  17  of  March  |  Anno 
Dom.   1699. 

On  another  much  rubbed  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  Benjamin  |  Smith,  gent.,  who  departed  | 
this  life  y«  ....  of  ....   I  An.  Dom.   1708(1). 

On  a  brown  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  |  of  Katherine  Smith  |  late  daughter 
of  I  Benjamin  Smith,  |  gent.,  &  Sarah  his  |  wife  who  depart-  |  ed 
this  life  January  |  the  29,  Anno  Dom.  |  1697. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles,  resting  on  four  pointed 
arches  which  spring  from  octagonal  columns,  a  chancel,  and  tower 
at  the  west  end.     Both  of  these  are  separated  from  the  nave  by 
pointed  arches.     There  is  a  south  porch  which  is  of  the  Perpendicular 
style,    and    very   handsome,    having    a    square-headed    door  with 
quatrefoyles  in  the  spandrils  of  the  arch,  and  a  parapet  which  is 
very    beautifully    pannelled    in    quatrefoyles    in    squares,    with    a 
dripstone    below   ornamented   with   y^    ball   in   hollow   moulding. 
Below  it  is  a  vacant  niche  and  above  a  shield  having  the  rebus, 
The  font  is  circular,  supported  on  four  massive  short 
pillars  on  a  basement  of  two  steps.     There  remains  a 
good  deal  of  old  pewmg  and  screen  work.     There  has 
formerly  been  a  south  aisle  to  the  chancel  of  two  arches, 
which  are  now  blocked  up,  and  the  aisle  removed.     The 
character  of   the   church   is   Perpendicular  apparently, 
though  the  wmdows  are  mostly  despoiled  of  their  tracery,  and  the 
roof  of  the  chancel  having  been  lowered,  blocks  up  the  head  of 
the  east  one.     In  the  tower  are  six  bells. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  xi,  108-110  ;   L.B.S.  i,  164  ;   Jeans,  31.] 

(MS  viii,   153-157.) 


168  HARMSTON 

?|arms(ton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  8  August,  1833 — 
A  handsome  white  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the 
chancel  between  two  Corinthian  pillars,  the  bust  of  a  gentleman 
in  a  peruke  and  the  dress  of  the  time  of  George  I  ;  on  each  side 
an  angel  in  an  attitude  of  grief.  Above  are  the  arms,  but  the  colours 
nearly  obliterated — Quarterly,  1st,  Argent,  three  goats  salient 
sable  [for  Thorold]  ;  2nd,  Three  bars  gules  on  a  canton  vert,  [a 
martlet — Hough]  ;  3rd,  Argent,  a  cross  potent  sable  between  four 
pellets  [Brehaugh]  ;  4th,  [Argent,  a  bend  between  six  pellets — 
Marston].     Crest — A  stag  passant  : 

Here  lies  the  body  of  Sir  George  Thorold,  knt  &  bart,  who 
built  new  this  church  and  chancel  |  in  the  year  1717,  and 
was  Lord  Mayor  of  the  city  of  London  in  1720.  |  He  was 
4th  son  of  Charles  Thorold,  esq.,  of  London,  who  was  2d 
son  of  Thomas  Thorold,  esq.,  of  Harm  |  ston  and  of  London, 
who  was  3d  son  of  W^  Thorold,  esq.,  of  Harmston,  who 
died  in  the  |  year  1616,  who  was  eldest  son  of  W™  Thorold, 
esq.,  of  Harmston,  who  died  in  1586,  and  they  |  both  lie 
buried  near  this  place,  who  was  2d  son  of  Sir  W™  Thorold  of 
Marston,  who  died  in  the  |  year  1569,  and  left  the  Lordship 
of  Harmston  to  the  abovesaid  W™  Thorold  his  2d  son  who 
was  only  |  brother  to  Sir  Anthony  Thorold  of  Marston.  |  The 
above  Sir  George  Thorold  married  Mrs  Eliza.  Rushout  in 
1713  daughter  of  Sir  James  Rush-  |  out,  bart,  of  Northwich 
in  Worcestershire,  by  whom  he  had  a  daughter  who  died  young, 
and  he  |  departed  this  life  the  29  of  October  1722,  aged  56. 
On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  close  under  the  last  monument  (R)  : 
Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  |  Isabella  Margaret  Thorold  |  who 
died  March  13,  1832,  |  aged  30  years. 
On  a  grey  marble  monument  on  which  has  been  a  white  slab,  now 
fallen  off  and  broken,  but  the  inscription  still  remains  perfectly 
decipherable  ;   above  this  is  an  urn  (R)  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Samuel  William  Thorold  an  infant  |  who 
was  born  on  the  xxxi^t  day  of  October  mdcclxxvi,  |  and  died 
on  the  XXVI  day  of  February  mdcclxxvii.  |  Accept  sweet 
babe  what  only  we  can  give  |  Thou  in  our  tender  bosoms 
long  shall  live  |  Thee  fairest  flower  just  opening  into  day  | 
Death  cruel  death  untimely  snatched  away  |  With  plaintive 
accents  we  weep  o'er  our  love  |  Tho'  heaven  invites  thee  to 
its  joys  above.  |  Samuel  and  Anne  Thorold  his  afflicted  parents  | 
have  erected  this  monument. 
Stones  in  the  north  aisle  (D)  : 

Sacred   ]   to  the  memory   |  of   |   William  Millington,    |   aged) 

55,  I  who  died  March  1,  |  1812. 
Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  |  Eleanor  the  wife  |  of  |  William ! 
Millington,  |  aged  51,  |  who  died  June  7,  |  1810. 


HARMSTON  169 

On  another  stone  (D)  : 

In  memory  |  of  W™  Millington  |  who  died  November  7,  1761,  | 
aged  40  years  ;  |  also  W.  Wattson  |  who  died  November  3^ 
23,   1762,   I  aged  76  years. 

On  another  flat  stone  (D)  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Susanna  Millington  relict  of  |  William 
Millington  |  who  died  November  21,  1783,  |  in  the  67  year 
of  his  age.  |  Laden  with  years  by  sickness  prest  |  This  pious 
matron  came  to  rest  |  A  fair  example  of  good  life  |  She  was 
a  chaste  and  loving  wife  |  Her  house  did  shew  her  prudent 
care  |  She  knew  both  how  to  spend  and  spare.  |  Mourn  not, 
she's  gone  where  tears  do  cease  |  Her  upright  life  did  end 
in  peace. 

A  very  beautiful  monument  of  grey  veined  marble,  about  twelve 
feet  high  from  the  ground,  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel, 
between  two  Corinthian  pillars,  on  a  pedestal  is  the  bust  of  a  man, 
and  at  the  sides  are  two  weeping  boys  winged,  one  having  his  foot 
on  a  scull.  On  the  pediment,  a  shield  of  arms  partly  defaced — 
quarterly,  1st,  Sable,  three  goats  salient  argent  [Thorold]  ;  2nd, 
Argent,  three  bars  gules,  on  a  canton  azure  a  martlet  or  [Hough]  ; 
3rd,  [Argent,  a  cross  potent  between  four  pellets — Brehaugh]  ; 
4th,  Argent,  a  bend  raguly  sable  between  six  pellets  [Marston]. 
At  the  bottom  of  the  monument  is  this  inscription  on  a  white 
marble  slab  : 

M.  S.  I  Here  lieth  the  body  of  S^  Samuel  Thorold,  bart,  who 
was  seventh  son  of  |  Charles  Thorold,  esq.,  and  brother  to 
S^  George  Thorold,  bart,  who  |  is  also  here  interred,  of  whom 
it  may  with  strict  justice  be  truly  said  that  as  he  |  was  blest 
with  a  very  plentiful  estate  so  he  wanted  not  a  heart  to  make 
a  I  proper  use  of  it,  for  notwithstanding  his  natural  inclination 
directed  him  to  y^  choice  |  of  a  retired  life,  he  was  never 
more  delighted  than  when  proper  opportunities  |  presented 
for  his  shewing  his  benevolence  to  mankind  by  endeavouring 
to  make  others  as  |  happy  as  he  himself  desired  to  be,  and 
tho'  the  world  might  have  a  loss  from  his  |  retirement  in 
y®  want  of  that  sincere  &  friendly  converse  which  he  always 
practised,  j  yet  as  it  did  not  proceed  either  from  pride  or 
moroseness  but  merely  from  a  studious  |  disposition  and  a 
disapprobation  of  all  vain  ostentation  in  public  life,  every 
wise  man  will  |  readily  excuse  him.  He  departed  this  life 
the  pt  January  173 J,  in  the  65  year  of  his  age. 

On  a  brass  plate  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel  north  of  the 

altar  in  capitals  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mrs  Margaret  Thorold,  widowe,  | 
sometimes  the  wife  of  William  Thorold  of  Harmston.  esq.,  j 
deceased,    by    whome    shee    had     19    children    whereof     8 


170  HARMSTON 

were  |  sonnes,  viz.,  William,  George,  Richard,  Anthony, 
Edmond,  Thomas,  |  Phillip,  and  Henry,  and  eleven  daughters, 
viz.,  Jane,  Anne,  |  Mary,  Susan,  Fravncis,  Sara,  Elizabeth, 
Fravncis,  Judith,  |  Prudence,  and  Martha.  Shee  departed 
this  life  the  20 th  |  daye  of  April  Ann^  D'ni  1616,  being  aged 
80  yeares. 

A  similar  one  below  in  capitals  also  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  bodye  of  William  Thorold,  esq.,  the  [  eldest 
Sonne  of  William  Thorold  of  Harmstone,  esq.,  |  deceased, 
who  was  second  brother  unto  S'"  Anthony  Tho  |  rold  of 
Marstone,  knight,  deceased.  He  departed  this  life  y®  8  | 
daye  of  August  Anno  D'ni  1616,  being  aged  59  yeares  &  7 
months. 

On  a  fiat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  (R)  : 

Here  are  deposited  the  remains  of  |  Samuel  Thorold,  esq.,  | 
for  many  years  lord  and  possessor  |  of  the  manor  of  Harms- 
ton,  I  who  was  bom  December  |  the  twenty  ninth,  1749,  | 
and  died  January  the  19,  1820,  |  aged  70  years.  |  Also  the 
remains  of  his  |  beloved  infant  |  Samuel  Jane  [sic]  Thorold  | 
who  was  born  February  the  tenth,  |  1819,  and  died  November 
the  twelfth  |  the  same  year. 

Between  the  two  Thorold  monuments  are  hung  up  two  helmets 
with  the  crest  of  Thorold,  a  stag  tripping,  two  pair  of  gauntlets, 
a  sword,  and  two  pair  of  spurs,  and  a  shield  of  arms,  but  not  to 
be  made  out. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  supported  upon  three 
pointed  arches  resting  on  plain  columns,  a  chancel,  and  a  tower 
at  the  west  end.  The  font  is  hexagonal,  ornamented  with  grotesque 
heads  and  roses  alternately.  Over  the  arch  between  the  nave 
and  chancel  is  a  picture  (R)  of  the  adoration  of  the  Magi. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  240  ;   Jeans,  Add.   1-2.] 

(MS  iii,  181-188.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  29  August,  1828 — 

There  are  two  monuments  to  the  Whichcote  family  ;    one  is  a  flat 

stone  in  the  chancel  inscribed  thus  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  George  Whichcot,  Esq.,  who  | 
departed  this  life  Sept.  the  7th,  |  1720,  |  aged  67  yeares. 

The  other  is  a  marble  monument  on  the  southern  wall  of  the  chancel, 

with  the  following  inscription  : 

To  the  memory  of  Thomas  Whichcot,  Esq.,  |  who  died 
October  S^d,  1776,  aged  76.  |  He  was  the  son  of  Colonel  George 
Whichcot,   1   Esq.,  who  died  September  7,   1720,  aged  67,  | 


HARPSWELL  171 

and  his  wife  Frances  Catharine,    |   daughter  of  Sir  Thomas 

Meres,  knight,  |  of  Kirby  Bellers  in  the  county  of  Leicester,  | 

and    Kirton    in    Holland,    Lincolnshire,    |    who    died    August 

1731,  aged  62.  |  His  first  wife  was  Elizabeth  Maria  |  daughter 

of  Francis  and  Mary  Anderson  |  of  Manby,  who  died  April 

1731,  I  aged  21.  |  She  left  him  two  daughters  |  viz.  Frances 

Maria  and  Catharine.  |  His  2^^  wife  was  Jane  the  daughter  |  of 

John  Tregagle,  Esq.,  |  who  died  Jan.  2,  1764,  aged  61.     She 

left  him  |  an  only  daughter  viz.  Jane  Whichcot. 

There  is  also  a  written  copy,  hanging  on  a  pillar  in  the  church, 

of  a  deed  of  gift  which  accompanied  a  clock  presented  in  1746  by 

Thomas  Whichcot,   in  which  grateful  allusions  are  made  to   the 

suppression  of  the  Scotch  rebellion  and  the  hope  expressed  that 

the  clock  whenever  it  struck  would  remind  the  parishioners  of 

their  dehverance.  (MS  Supp.,  14-15.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  14  September,  1835 — 
On  an  old  stone  just  before  the  altar  rails  in  church  text  (R)  : 

Hie  iacet  dominus   |   Will'm's  de  Beachaump   |   rector  istius 

eccl'ie. 
On  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  are  two  brasses 
seemingly  let  into  wood,  one  of  a  man  in  armour, 
standing  on  a  lion,  with  his  sword  crossed  before 
him,  the  other  a  female  in  the  dress  of  Henry  6th 
time,  with  the  extraordinary  cap  that  projects 
behind  and  is  peculiar.  These  brasses  were 
formerly  in  a  stone  in  the  church,  and  were 
placed  here  by  Dr  Baily. 

On  a  tablet  against  the  south  wall  (R)  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  |  the  Rev^*  Thomas  Dawson,  |  late 
vicar  of  North  Kelsey  |  and  perpetual  curate  of  Harpswell 
30  years,  |  who  died  March  25,  1804,  |  aged  58  years.  |  Also 
Mary  his  wife  who  died  March  2,  1822,  |  aged  72  years.  | 
Likewise  Edward  their  son  who  died  Sept.  28,  1823,  |  aged 
37  years.  |  And  Elizabeth  their  daughter  who  died  Feb.  12, 
1789,   I  in  the  third  year  |  of  her  |  age. 

In  the  south  aisle  (R)  : 

A  flat  stone  to  John  Wallace  who  died  20  April  1786,  set.  44. 
Near  this  is  a  stone  which  had  a  brass  now  gone. 
Under  an  arch  in  the  south  aisle  a  figure  on  an  altar  tomb  of  the 
size  of  life,  with  hands  clasped  across  the  breast,  in  a  long  robe 
plaited  ;  but  it  is  uncertahi  whether  a  man  or  woman.  On  the 
head  appears  something  like  a  caul  or  tonsure.  [It  represents 
William  de  Harrington,  rector  of  Harpswell,  circa  1346.] 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  south  aisle  separated  by  two 
Norman  arches  and  one  pointed.     One  of  the  pillars  is  round,  and 


172  HARPSWELL 

one  octagon.  In  the  east  window  of  the  south  aisle  are  some 
fragments  of  painted  glass  (R).  The  font  is  round,  with  a  range 
of  sharp  pointed  arches  encircling  it.  There  has  been  a  north  aisle 
but  now  gone. 

On  a  stone  in  the  tower  under  the  clock  is  this  inscription  : 

Upon  I  the  9  of  Ocf  |  1746,  |  T.  Whichcot  Esq.,  |  gave  this 
clock  to  I  y^  parish  of  Harpswell  |  in  memory  of  the  |  victory 
obtained  |  by  his  Royal  Highness  the  |  Duke  of  Cumber- 
land I  over  the  Rebels  in  |  Scotland  at  the  battle  |  fought 
Api  the  16,  1746,   j  near  |  Culloden. 

[See  also  Jeans,  31.] 

(MS  vii,  29-31.) 

?|arrmgton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  17  August,  1835 — 

Upon  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel  in  capitals  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Henry  the  younger  |  son  of  Vincent  | 
Amcots,  Esq.,  by  Amy  |  his  wife.  He  was  |  bom  Jan^  the 
21,  I  1684,  and  dyed  May  |  the  18,  1705. 

Upon  a  black  marble  stone  next  to  the  last  to  the  south  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mrs  Mary  Amcotts  daughter  |  of 
Vincent  Amcotts,  Esq.,  |  late  of  Harrington,  by  |  Amy  his 
wife.  I  She  was  bom  the  second  |  of  February  Anno  Dom. 
1681,  I  and  dyed  November  the  |  18th,  1697. 

Upon  a  black  stone  (R)  to  the  south  of  the  last  with  these  arms 
cut  above — Quarterly,  of  six,  1st,  A  tower  triple  turretted  between 
three  covered  cups  [Amcotts]  ;  2nd,  Barry  of  six,  over  all  a 
Uon  crowned  [Wasthouse]  ;  3rd,  Gutte  a  castle  [Hambrough]  ; 
4th,  On  a  bend  cottised  three  escallops  [Dawtrey] ;  5th,  On  a 
bend  cottised  three  eagles'  heads  crazed  [Solaye]  ;  6th,  three 
chaplets  in  bend  between  two  bendlets  [Saxton]  ;  impaling — 
Quarterly  also  of  six,  1st  and  6th,  Three  lioncels  rampant  [Mild- 
may]  ;  2nd,  A  canton  charged  with  a  mullet  [le  Rowse]  ;  3rd,  A 
chevron  embattled  between  three  Catherine  wheels  [Cornish]  ; 
4th,  A  fess  checquy  between  six  annulets  [Barker]  ;  5th,  Two 
bars,  on  a  canton  between  three  pheons  a  chevron  charged  with 
an  eagle's  head  erazed  between  two  mullets  [Hill]  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Vincent  Amcots  j  of  Harrington  in 
the  county  of  Lincoln,  |  Esq.,  son  of  Vincent  Amcots  of 
Lankton  |  in  the  same  county,  Esq.,  who  departed  this  |  life 
the  25  of  May  Anno  Dom.  1686.  |  He  had  to  his  first  wife 
Helen  Webberley  |  daughter  of  Anthony  Webberley  of  East  j 
Kirkb}'^  in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  Esq.,  |  who  died  having 
no  issue.  |  His  second  wife  was  Amy  eldest  daughter  |  of 
Henry  Mildmay  of  Graces  in  Little  j  Baddow  in  the  county 


HARRINGTON  173 

of  Essex,  Esq.,  by  |  his  first  wife  Cecilia,  one  of  the  |  daughters 
and  coheires  of  Walter  |  Barker  of  Haughmond  in  the  | 
County  I  of  Salop,  by  whom  he  left  two  sons  &  one  | 
daughter,  viz.  Vincent,  Henry,  and  Mary. 

On   a   white   marble   sarcophagus   against   the   north    wall   of    the 

chancel  ; 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Charles  Amcotts,  Esquire,  |  son 
of  Vincent  and  Elizabeth  Amcotts  |  of  Harrington  in  this 
county,  I  who  died  on  the  14th  of  April  1777,  aged  47  years.  | 
He  possessed  |  every  virtue  which  adorns  the  Christian  |  and 
benevolence  of  heart  |  which  rendered  him  at  once  respected 
and  beloved.  |  This  tribute  to  his  memory  is  erected  by  an 
affectionate  niece,  |  anxious  to  preserve  the  recollection  of 
his  many  |  estimable  qualities. 

On  an  old  broken  stone  in  the  chancel  round  the  verge  : 

►p<    Hie    iacet ccccxxx    cuius    awime 

propicietur  Deus  Amen. 

Upon  another  more  to  the  south  (D)  : 

....  Joh'is  Copuldyk  mil  .  .  .  obiit  xvi  die  mertsis  Augusti 


There  are  also  two  coffined  shaped  stones  but  the  inscriptions 
illegible  (D). 

A  black  marble  monument,  flanked  by  two  pilasters,  against  the 
north  wall  of  the  chancel,  these  arms  above — Quarterly,  1st,  Argent, 
a  chevron  between  three  cross  crosslets  gules  [Copledike]  ;  2nd, 
...  a  saltier  between  four  crosslets  or  [Friskney]  ;  3rd,  Or,  on 
a  fesse  gules  three  roundels  argent  [Huntingfield]  ;  4th,  Lozengy, 
gules  and  ermine  [Rokeley]  ;  5th,  Or,  a  bend  and  chief  gules 
[Harrington]  ;  6th,  Gules,  a  chevron  vaire  [?  Leake].  Over  the 
two  pilasters  are  shields — (1)  on  the  west  side — Copledyke  ;  im- 
paling— Or,  a  cross  sable  charged  with  four  escallops,  in  first  quarter 
a  mullet  .  .  .  [Ellis]  ;  (2)  on  the  east — Copledyke  ;  impaling — 
Argent,  three  bars  dancy  sable,  an  escucheon  in  chief  ermine 
[Enderby].     This  inscription  below  the  first  part  in  capitals  : 

Pretious  to  the  memory  |  of  Tho.  Copuldike  late  of  Harring- 
ton I  in  Com.  Line.  Esq.  the  son  of  Tho.  Cople  :  |  3  brother 
of  John  Cop  :  Esq.  |  son  &  heir  to  Sir  John  Cop.  |  He  married 
first  Martha  ye  daughter  |  of  Sir  William  EHis  of  Lincoln.  | 
Mary  his  second  wife  &  executrix  |  the  daur  of  Richard 
Enderby  |  of  Metheringham  in  Com.  Line.  gent.  |  He  deceased 
Anno  D.  1658,  the  4th  |  of  September,  aged  72.  |  Ultimus 
antiquae  stirpis  jam  conditur  uma  |  Quem  Deus  aetenia 
felicitate  beat  [  Sic  genus  et  proavi  fugiunt  sic  omnia  secli  | 
Ast  animis  Sanctis  caelica  regna  manent  |  Lector  abi,  satis 
est,  posthac  te  vivere  Christo  |  Atque  mori  mundo  sit  tibi 
cura  Vale  ! 


174  HARRINGTON 

Of  antient  stock  here  lies  the  last  and  best  |  Who  hath  attained 
to  his  eternal  rest.  |  This  monument  bespeake  not  him  alone.  | 
It  saith  the  family  with  him  is  gone.  |  But  Heaven  received 
Saints,  they're  happy  then  |  Which  live  as  Saints  although 
they  die  like  men. 

A  handsome  grey  marble  monument  (R)  with  a  white  sarcophagus 
above  to  the  west  of  the  last,  these  arms  below — Argent,  a  tower 
triple  turretted  between  three  covered  cups  azure,  on  a  canton 
the  arms  of  Ulster,  on  an  escucheon  of  pretence  the  same  without 
the  canton.  Crest — a  squirrell  sejant  gules  cracking  a  nut  or 
[Amcotts]  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Anna  Maria  Amcotts  |  wife  of 
Sir  Wharton  Amcotts  of  Kettlethorpe  |  in  this  count}^  Bart, 
daughter  of  |  Vincent  &  Elizabeth  Amcotts  of  Harrington,  | 
bom  the  11  of  April  1725,  died  the  1st  of  July  1800.  |  In 
her  were  united  the  mild  virtues  of  a  Christian  |  with  every 
female  excellence  ]  as  she  lived  beloved  she  died  lamented  | 
more  particularly  |  by  her  daughter  EUzabeth  Ingilby 
Amcotts  I  wife  of  Sir  John  Ingilby  of  Ripley  |  in  the  comity 
of  York,  Bart,  |  who  out  of  grateful  respect  to  her  memory 
on  her  death  |  took  the  name  of  Amcotts  |  and  has  erected 
this  monument  to  perpetuate  |  the  remembrance  of  her 
beloved  parent. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  : 

Here  lyes  the  body  of  Mrs  Amy  Hall  eldest  |  daughter  & 
coheir  of  Henry  Mildmay  of  Graces  |  in  the  county  of  Essex, 
Esq.,  by  Cecily  his  first  |  wife  daughter  and  coheir  of  John 
Barker  of  |  Haghmond  in  the  county  of  Salop,  Esq.  |  By 
her  first  husband  Vincent  Amcotts  of  this  |  place,  Esq.,  she 
had  4  sons  &  3  daughters  of  |  which  Vincent  only  is  now 
living.  I  By  her  second  husband  Thomas  Hall  late  of  |  Kettle- 
thorp  in  this  county,  Esq.,  she  had  one  son  |  named  Charles 
who  is  now  living.  |  She  was  bom  the  14th  of  February  An. 
Dom.  1648,  |  and  dyed  the  20th  of  Febmary  1712. 

A  flat  blue  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  Vincent  Amcotts,  Esq.,  |  eldest 
son  of  I  Vincent  and  Ehzabeth  |  Amcotts  |  died  the  23  May 
1730  I  aged  10. 

A  stone  collateral  to  the  last  one  on  the  north  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  Vincent  Amcotts,  Esq.,  |  who 
died  26  August  1733,  |  aged  50. 

Another  also  collateral  to  the  north  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  Ehzabeth  Amcotts  |  relict  of 
Vincent  Amcotts,  Esq.,  |  who  died  the  12  July  1765, 
aged   71. 


HARRINGTON  175 

Another  also  collateral  more  to  the  north  (R)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  Amcotts  |  daughter 
of  I  Vincent  and  Elizabeth  |  Amcotts  |  died  the  10  May  1762,  | 
aged  38. 

Another  to  the  west  of  these  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  Charles  Amcotts,  Esq.,  |  son 
of  I  Vincent  and  Ehzabeth  Amcotts  |  died  the  14  April  1777,  | 
aged  47. 

[On  the  south  of  chancel,  a  grey  marble  tomb,  with  canopy  over, 
and  two  figures  kneeling,  a  knight  in  armour,  and  lady  ;  and  13 
shields,  5  along  the  top,  3  on  a  line  with  the  two  figures,  and  5  at 
the  base — (1)  Argent,  a  chevron  between  three  crosses  bo  tonne 
gules  [Copledike]  ;  quartering — Lozengy  ennine  and  gules 
[Rokeley].  (2)  Copledike  ;  quartering — A  bend,  .  .  .  and  a  chief 
.  .  .  [Harrington].  (3)  Copledike  ;  quartering — Or,  on  a  saltire 
engrailed  five  mascles  .  .  [?  Leake].  (4)  Copledike  ;  impahng — 
Quarterly  gules  and  vair,  a  bend  or  [Constable].  (5)  Copledike  ; 
impaling — On  a  bend  argent  three  mullets  [Clifton].  (6)  Copledike. 
(7)  Quarterly,  1st,  Copledike  ;  2nd,  Rokeley  ;  3rd,  Harington  ; 
4th,  Leake.  (8)  Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  [Sable],  on  a  bend  between 
three  lions  passant  guardant  or  three  hazel  leaves  [Etton]  ;    2nd 

and  3rd,  Barry  wavy  of  six  argent  and (9)  Copledike  ; 

impahng — Or,  on  a  fesse  .  .  .  three  plates  [Huntmgfield].  (10) 
Copledike  ;  impaling — Argent,  on  a  chevron,  between  three  grifiins' 
heads  erazed,  a  mullet  or  for  difference  [Tilnej'].  (11)  Copledike  ; 
impaling — Ermine,  on  a  chief  indented  sable,  3  crosses  tau  argent 
[Thurland].  (12)  Copledike  ;  impaling — Or,  on  a  chevron  between 
three  annulets  ...  as  many  crescents  of  the  first  [Sutton]. 
(13)  Gone  (Holies,  L.R.S.  i,  130,  gives  Copledike;  impaling — Argent 
three  lions  passant  guardant  gules  for  Littlebury). 

Here  Ueth  John  Copledike,  esquire,  sonne  and  ayre  to  Sir 
John  Copledike,  knight,  late  of  Harrington,  deceased.  Who 
dyed  the  4*°  April  1585,  and  Ane  Etton  his  wyfe  who  dyed 
the  xo  June  1582. 

On  the  north  of  chancel,  a  mural  memorial  marble  and  slate,  with 
Copledike  arms  above,  a  knight  in  armour  and  lady  kneeling,  with 
two  children  (all  marble  figures),  with  the  following  inscription  : 
Here  Ij^eth  the  body  of  Francis  Copvldj^ck,  esq.,  brother  and 
next  heire  of  John  Copvldyck,  csqvire,  which  John  Copvldyck 
was  Sonne  and  heire  of  S""  John  Copvldyck,  knight,  of  Harring- 
ton in  ye  county  of  Lincolne,  w'h  foresayd  Francis  dyed 
the  XXIX th  of  December  1599,  which  foresayd  Francis  married 
Elizabeth  one  of  the  daughters  of  Lionell  Reresby  of  Thry- 
bargh  in  the  county  of  York,  esq.,  and  had  issue  by  her  one 
Sonne  and  a  daughter  which  died  in  thevr  infancv. 

In  the  tower — there  is  evidence  of  its  having  been  removed  from 


176  HARRINGTON 

the  chancel — a  grey  marble  tomb,  with  a  brass  set  in  mural  tablet 

over,  with  Copledyke  arms,  and  this  inscription  : 

Here  lyeth  S'"  John  Copledike,  knight,  late  of  Harrington, 
deceased,  who  died  the  twelfth  of  December  1557,  and 
EHzabeth  Littlebury  his  wife  who  died  the  12*^  July  1552. 

There  are  still  two  bench  ends  in  the  presbytery  with  the  shield 
of  Copledike,  and  one  complete  bench  in  the  quire. 

In  the  nave,  on  the  south,  a  recumbent  stone  figure  of  a  knight 
in  mail  armour,  legs  crossed,  hands  upraised  ;  may  be  this  repre- 
sents Sir  John  Harrington.] 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  and  a  tower  at  the 
west  end  built  by  Mrs  Cracroft  within  a  short  time.  The  font 
has  eight  shields  on  it — [(1)  Huntingfield  impaling  Rokeley. 
(2)  Copledike  quartering  Rokeley.  (3)  Huntingfield.  (4)  Cople- 
dike impaling  Tilney.  (5)  Copledike  impaling  Leake.  (6)  A 
quatrefoil  pierced  between  three  crosslets  [?  for  Umfraville]. 
(7)  Blank.     (8)  Copledike.] 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  xi,  105-108  ;  L.R.S.  i,  129-131  ; 
Jeans,  32.] 

(MS  viii,  99-107.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [probably  August,  1835] — 

On  an  old  stone  in  the  chancel,  round  the  verge,  in  church  text : 
Hie  iacet  Johannis  Hagh  armigeri  qui  obiit  xviii  die  mensis 
Julii  anno  d'ni  [m]cccc[lviii]  cuius  anime  propiciett^r  dews 
Amen. 

These  arms  are  in  the  centre  of  the  stone,  a  chevron  between  ten 

croslets  [Haugh]. 

On  another  to  the  west  of  the  last,  round  the    verge,  in    church 

text  : 

Hie  iacet  Isabella  quondam  uxor  Biadulphi  [rectius  Kicardi] 
de  Hagh  fil'  Johannis  Belle  de  Boston  que  obiit  Sept.  die 
Febr.  a°  D'ni.  mOccccxvii  cuiiis  amwe  propicietur  Deus 
Amen.  jjl 

On  an  old  stone  more  to  the  north,  in  lines  :  jBJ 

-f-  Hie  iacet  |  Agnes  Clouc  [for  Clour]  s'c'da  |  uxor  Johannis 
de  Hagh. 

On  an  old  stone  to  the  east  of  the  last,  round  the  verge,  in  old 

character  : 

Hie  iacet  domin^^s  Robertus  de  Wynceby  quondam  vicarii^^ 
istlMS  ecclesie  qui  obiit  nil  kal.  Marcii  anno  D'ni  millesimo 
ccccxxv  cuius  anime  propicietwr  omnipotens  Deus. 


HAUGHAM  177 

On  an  old  stone  in  the  nave,  in  lines,  in  church  text  : 

+  Hie  iacet  |  Johanna  de  Welby  |  prima  uxor  Johawnis  | 
de  Hagh. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Martha  |  the  wife  of  the  Rev.  William 
Oddie,  I  who  died  the  13  of  September  1773,  |  in  the  37  year 
of  her  age. 

On  a  stone  next  to  it  : 

In  memory  of  ]  Martha  daughter  |  of  the  Rev.  W'"  Oddie  | 
and  Martha  his  wife,  |  bom  August  y^  12,  1766  [sic],  \  died 
Feb.  6,  1771,  ]  in  the  5*^  year  of  her  age. 

Next  to  it : 

In  memory  of  |  Ann  daughter  of  |  the  Rev.  Will.  Oddie  |  & 
Martha  his  wife  |  bom  Feb.  the  4,  died  |  Sept.  the  24,  1766.  | 
Also  I  of  WilUam  their  son,  |  who  died  April  20,  1774,  ]  aged 
15  months. 

On  a  broken  stone,  in  church  text : 

+  Hie  iacet  Thomas  de  Ha propicietwr  Deus  Amen. 

On  another,  in  church  text  also  : 

Ra,dulphi  Hagh cccc 

An  old  flat  stone  under  the  Communion  table,  with  an  inscription 
round  in  old  church  text  : 

-|-  Hie  iacet  Thomas  de  Hagh  qui  obiit  xxnj  die  Decern. 

anwo  D'ni  mcccc[xx]  cuius  awime  propicietwr  Deus  Amen. 

Close  under  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  similar  stone,  with 
the  inscription  romid  the  edge,  but  so  mutilated  and  defaced  by 
damp  as  to  render  nearly  the  whole  of  it  illegible  ;  what  remains 
is  : 

xn  die  Aprilis  mcccc 

To  the  west  of  this  is  a  stone  having  a  cross  cut  on  it,  which  once 
had  an  inscription  round  its  edge  in  Saxon  characters,  but  it  is 
now  so  broken  and  worn  by  damp  as  to  be  illegible  ;  perhaps  the 
word  '  HAUG  '  may  be  decyphered. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  separated  by  a  Norman 
arch,  with  a  brick  turret  for  a  bell  at  the  west  end.  In  the  east 
wall  north  of  the  altar  is  a  niche.  The  font  is  octagonal,  with  the 
window  pannelling  of  decorated  character. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  <fc  Q.  x,  209-10 ;    vii,  33-5.] 

(MS  vi,  97-100.) 

J^augljam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  August  19,  1835 — This  is  a  mean 
bam-like  church  with  no  distinction  into  nave,  aisles,  or  chancel. 
The  font  is  modem,  the  roof  thatched,  and  a  south  porch. 


178  HAUGHAM 

This  church  contains  no  memorial  of  interest ;  there  are  flat  stones 
to  the  memory  of  : 

Edward  Cartwright  died  27  Feb.    1826,  aet.   67. 

Sarah  his  wife  died  23  June  1811,  set.  48. 

N.  Cartwright  an  infant   1794,  E.W.C.    1811. 

John  Waterland  died  23  JanV  1761,  aet.  44. 

Martha  his  dau""  died  1  Sept.  1761,  get.  3. 

Mr  Edward  Hyde  died  15  Jan.  1740,  set.  59. 

Edward  his  son  died  9  June  1761,  set.  30. 

Daniel  Hide  late  of  Tathwell  died  13  March  1758,  set.  74. 

Catherine  his  wife  died  11  March  1771,  set.  73. 

Julin  Bailer  JanV   13^^,  17  .  .,  aged  G8. 

Frances  wife  of  Fetch  Bilby,  &  dau""  of  Julin  Ballet  died 
19.  Sept.   1781,  set.  42. 

Anne  Bilby  daur  of  Fetch  died  31  Aug.  1762. 

Robert  Bilby  died  May  [26,   1774],  set.  76. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  <fe  Q.  xi,  46.] 

(MS  viii,   173.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  12  August,  1834 — This  is  a  very 
handsome  church.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  divided  on  each 
side  by  four  pointed  arches  springing  from  clustered  columns,  a 
chancel  with  a  north  chapel,  a  south  porch,  and  elegant  tower  and 
spire  at  the  west  end.  The  font  is  a  handsome  octagon  with  niches 
and  pannelling.  There  are  but  one  or  two  pews  in  the  church, 
the  plan  of  benching  being  with  good  taste  preserved,  though  the 
seats  are  not  old  ones.  There  is  a  great  deal  of  painted  glass  re- 
maining in  the  windows,  particularly  in  those  of  the  north  aisle. 
In  the  first  window  westward  of  that  aisle  are  three  figures,  the  first 
crowned  in  armour  of  gold,  bearing  on  his  shield  and  surcoat — 
Azure,  a  cross  flory  between  four  martlets  or,  from  which  it  may  be 
conjectured  to  be  the  figure  of  Edward  the  Confessor.  The  second 
is  the  figure  of  St  George  in  white  armour,  bearing  on  his  shield — 
Argent,  a  plain  cross  gules.  The  third  is  another  crowned  head, 
attired  in  golden  armour,  the  arms  on  his  shield  appear  to  be — 
Azure,  three  crowns,  two  and  one  or,  which  were  the  bearmgs  of 
King  Arthur.  The  window  is  filled  up  above  with  architectural 
designs.  In  the  next  window  are  three  figures  of  saints,  and  a 
small  figure  in  a  round  pane  of  a  female  on  horseback,  her  veil 
streaming  behind.  At  the  top  is  a  representation  of  the  Trinity  ; 
at  the  bottom  of  the  window  is  this  legend  as  far  as  it  could 
be  decyphered  from  the  mortar  and  dirt  with  which  it  was 
encrusted  : 

Orate  pro  anima  ....  Alfred! 

sororis  sue. 


HAYDOR  179 

In  the  south  aisle  is  some  more  glass,  but  none  of  consequence. 
The  font  is  handsome,  octagon,  pannelled  in  niches. 

In  the  chapel  north  of  the  chancel  against  the  west  wall  is  a  very 
beautiful  monument,  reaching  nearly  to  the  ceiling,  composed  of 
grey  marble,  the  work  of  Scheemakers.  On  a  black  sarcophagus 
in  the  midst  is  the  bust  of  a  lady,  and  on  each  side  is  a  boy  weeping. 
Above  are  these  arms — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Argent,  on  a  chevron 
azure  three  garbs  or  [Cradock]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Sable,  two  cross 
bones  in  saltier  argent  [Newton]  ;  an  inescocheon— Or,  on  a  chevron 
azure  a  martlet  between  two  pheons  of  the  field  [Warton].  Below 
the  sarcophagus  this  inscription  on  a  white  slab : 

Near  this  place  lies  the  body  of  |  Susanna  Lady  Newton.  | 
She  was  daughter  of  Michael  Warton  of  Beverley  in  the 
county  I  of  York,  esq.,  and  sister  and  coheiress  of  S^  Michael 
Warton  of  the  |  same  place,  knt.  She  married  first  sir  John 
Bright  of  Badsworth  in  |  the  county  of  York,  baronet,  by 
whom  she  had  no  issue,  and  after  |  S""  John  Newton  of  Barrs 
Court  in  the  county  of  Gloucester,  bart,  |  by  whom  she  had 
one  son  the  Honourable  Sir  Michael  Newton,  |  Bart  & 
Knight  of  the  Bath,  married  to  the  Rt  Hon^^^  the  Countess 
of  Conningesby,  |  and  one  daughter  Susanna  married  to 
William  Archer  of  Welford  in  the  county  of  Berks,  esq.  | 
She  departed  this  life  April  the  19,  1737,  in  the  86  year  |  of 
her  age.  |  Having  ordered  by  her  will  a  monument,  this  was 
in  obedience  |  to  her  command  erected  by  her  daughter 
and  executrix,  Susanna  Archer,  |  in  the  year  of  our  Lord 
1737. 

To  the  north  of  the  last  is  a  handsome  mural  monument  of  a 
pyramidal  form,  composed  of  grey  and  white  marble,  with  the 
arms  of  Newton,  and  an  inescocheon  as  m  the  former  one  ;  below 
this  inscription  : 

Here  lies  the  body  |  of  Sir  John  Newton,  baronet,  |  who 
departed  this  life  February  the  12,  17[|^,  aged  83,  |  By  his 
first  wife  Abigail  |  daughter  of  William  Heveningham,  esq.  | 
he  had  issue  one  daughter  named  Gary,  |  married  to  Edward 
Coke  esq.  of  Holcomb  in  Norfolk,  |  and  by  his  second  wife,  | 
daughter  and  coheir  of  Michael  Warton,  esq.,  |  of  Beverley 
in  the  county  of  York,  and  widow  |  of  Sir  John  Bright  of 
Badsworth  in  the  same  county,  |  he  had  issue  one  son  named 
Michael  [married  to  Margaret  Countess  of  Coningsby,  and 
one  daughter  Susanna,  married  to]  William  Archer,  esq., 
of  Welford  in  Berkshire.  |  This  monument  was  erected  in 
memory  of  the  deceased  |  by  the  Lady  Newton  his  widow. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chapel,  close  by  the  last,  is  a  very 
handsome  monument  of  light  grey  marble  and  white,  flanked 
by  two  Corinthian  pillars,  and  surmounted  by  an  uni  and  wreaths 


180  HAYDOR 

of  flowers.  Below  are  the  arms — Cradock  and  Newton  quarterly, 
impaling —  ....  per  cross  .  .  .  and  ...  a  bordure  entoyre  of 
escallops  [Heveningham].     It  bears  this  inscription  : 

Here  lieth  in  hopes  of  |  a  glourious  resurrection  |  Abigail  |  the 
wife  of  John  Newton  of  Thorpe  |  in  y^  county  of  Lincoln, 
esq.,  I  daughter  of  William  Heveningham  of  Heveningham,  | 
Suffolk,  esq.,  and  Mary  daughter  and  |  heiress  of  John  earl 
of  Dover.  |  She  lived  soe  as  if  she  meant  to  die  young.  |  Even 
her  youth  was  pious  &  exemplary,  |  In  w^^^  she  diligently 
hearkened  to  y^  law  of  God  &  her  maker,  |  And  by  y®  same 
steps  with  a  gentle  hand  |  She  led  into  the  way  of  virtue  her 
own  offspring.  |  John  her  eldest  she  prepared  betimes  for 
heaven  |  And  for  grief e  almost  followed,  &  now  lyes  buried 
by  him.  |  She  left  a  daughter  Carey,  |  about  six  years  of  age,  | 
In  whom  it  appeared  what  the  prudence  of  a  mother,  |  Neither 
fond  nor  severe,  could  effect  even  in  so  tender  years.  |  By  a 
peculiar  art  her  children  both  stood  in  awe  &  loved  her.  | 
After  a  tedious  sickness  she  died  big  with  child,  ]  And  was 
to  the  last  more  desirous  that  should  live  than  she.  |  She 
had  all  y^  virtues  that  became  a  wife  a  mother  &  a  child.  | 
She  deserved  a  longer  life  here,  but  more  an  eternal  one.  |  She 
died  May  11,  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1686,  [and]  of  her  age 
26.  I  John  dyed  July  18,  in  y®  year  of  our  Lord  1681,  of  his 
age  4  years. 

To  the  east  of  the  last  is  a  splendid  monument  of  white  veined 
marble,  reaching  nearly  to  the  roof,  the  production  of  Scheemakers. 
In  the  middle  is  a  sarcophagus  crowned  by  an  elegant  urn  ;  on 
each  side  is  a  female  figure,  the  one  with  a  book  and  the  other  in 
a  desponding  attitude  holding  an  inverted  torch.  It  is  very 
beautifully  executed.  In  the  front  of  the  sarcophagus  is  this 
inscription  : 

Near  this  place  is  interred  the  body  of  S^  Michael  Newton, 
bart.  Knight  of  the  most  honorable  order  of  the  Bath.  |  He 
was  the  son  of  S'"  John  Newton,  bart,  of  Barrs  Court  in  y® 
county  of  Glocester,  by  Dame  Susanna  the  widow  |  of  S^  John 
Bright  Bar*  of  Badsworth  in  y*  county  of  York,  and  sister 
and  CO -heiress  of  S'"  Michael  Warton  of  |  Beverley  in  y*  said 
county.  I  He  married  in  y®  year  1730  Margaret  Countess  of 
Coningesby,  daughter  &  coheiress  of  Thomas  earl  of 
Coningesby  |  By  his  wife  Frances,  daughter  of  Richard 
Earl  of  Ranelagh,  &  he  had  issue  one  son  John  viscount 
Coningesby  |  who  died  an  infant  in  y®  year  1733,  aged  about 
two  months.  |  He  represented  y®  boroughs  of  Beverley  & 
Grantham  in  four  different  Parliaments  and  discharged  |  y^ 
trust  reposed  in  him  by  his  constituents  w^^^  a  steady  &  uniform 
regard  to  y®  real  interests  of  his  country.  |  Nor  did  y^  example 
of  a  corrupt  &  venal  age,  enslaved  to  ministerial  influence, 


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HAYDOR  181 

mislead  his  |  judgement,  nor  did  y®  offer  of  an  honourable 
employment  divert  his  resolute  attachments  |  from  y^  pursuit 
of  patriotism.  He  died  April  6,  1743.  This  monument  | 
was  erected  in  the  year  1746  by  his  sister  and  heiress  |  Susanna 
Archer  of  Welford  in  y*  county  of  Berks. 

To  the  east  of  this  against  the  wall  is  a  plain  but  elegant  monument 
of  white  marble,  the  work  of  Rysbrack  ;  below  is  a  coimtess's 
coronet  and  the  letter  C  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  |  Margaret  countess  of  Coningesby  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  June  12,  1761,  |  aged  52.  |  Lady  Frances 
Coningesby  |  with  whom  from  their  childhood  |  she  had  always 
been  connected  |  by  the  strictest  union  |  of  kindred  &  con- 
cordant hearts  |  inscribes  this  marble  |  as  a  lasting  testimony  | 
of  the  unutterable  grief  |  inviolate  friendship  |  and  tender 
affection  |  of  an  only  &  inconsolable  sister,  |  lost  to  all  comfort  | 
but  from  the  hope  |  of  their  being  happUy  reunited  |  in  a 
better  world,  |  in  Love  |  mdissoluble  &  eternal. 

A  flat  stone  on  the  floor  in  capitals  : 

Here  lies  the  body  |  of  John  Newton  son  |  and  heir  of  John  | 
Newton,  esq.,  who  |  was  bom  the  26  |day  of  October  1677,  j 
and  died  the  18  |  day  of  July  1681. 

A  stone  to  the  west  bears  the  name  of  John  viscount  Coningesby, 
son  of  Sr  Michael  Newton,  bom  16  Oct.  1732,  died  4  Jany  1732-3. 

On  another  stone  to  the  west  in  capitals  : 

August  2^,  Anno  D'ni  1671.  |  Here  lieth  buried  the  body  |  of 
Dame  Elizabeth  Eyre  |  wife  to  Sir  Jervaise  Eyre  |  of  Rampton 
in  y6  county  |  of  Nottingham. 

There  are  a  few  other  stones  bearing  the  names  and  deaths  of  those 
who  are  also  commemorated  on  the  monuments. 

On  a  brass  plate  m  chancel  floor  in  capitals  : 

Hie  jacet  resurrectionem  justorum  expectans  Henricus  | 
Pight  clericus  Artium  Magister  rector  ecclesise  de  Hayder 
in  I  agro  Lincolniensi  nee  non  prebendarius  prebendae  de 
Hayder  |  cum  Walton  in  ecclesia  cathedrali  beatse  Mariae 
Lincolniensis.  |  Obiit  Martii  29,  Anno  Dom.  1675,  et  aetat. 
suae  Lxx. 

On  another  brass  plate  in  capitals  : 

Hie  jacet  resurrectionem  jus-  |  torum  expectans  Isaacus 
Carter  |  clericus  Artium  Magister  rec-  |  tor  ecclesiae  de  Hayder 
in  agro  |  Lincolniensi  necnon  praebendarius  |  praebendae  de 
Hayder  cum  Walton  |  pertinentis  ad  ecclesiam  cathe-  |  dralem 
beatae  Mariae  Lincolnien-  |  sis.  Obiit  vicesimo  nono  die 
Novew-   I   bris  Awnoque  Dom.   1687,  aetatis  suae  40. 


182  HAYDOR 

A  flat  stone  more  to  the  west  in  capitals  rubbed  (D)  : 

Josephus  Weld  a.m.  |  Postquam  huic  ecclesiae  per  |  annos 
39  incubuit  rector  |  quam  moribus  et  doctrinis  |  ornavit,  | 
Hie  tandem  placide  obdormivit  |  Summo  [blank]  rationem  | 
redditurus  vol  ...  .  Anno  ^Etat.  79.  [Anno]  Dom.   1726. 

In  the  south  aisle  is  a  brass  plate  which  records  the  death  of  Gervase 
Barker,  gardener  to  Sir  John  Newton,  bart.,  34  years,  died  Nov.  4, 
1724,  aged  57  years,  &  Elizabeth  his  wife,  who  died  May  22,  1731, 
in  the  70  year  of  her  age. 

In  the  chancel  is  a  curiously  carved  old  oak  chest,  and  hanging 
from  the  walls  are  the  tattered  remnants  of  banners,  helmets, 
escocheons,  &c.,  of  the  Newton  family  with  their  crest,  a  blacka- 
moor's head. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  209  ;    Lincoln  Date  Book,  pp.  150-2  ;  TroUope, 
Sleaford,  pp.  381-3.] 

(MS  V,  107-117.) 

?|ecfeington 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  August,  1831 — 

In  the  chancel  under  an  arch  is  the  recumbent  figure  of  a  priest 
in  his  robes,  his  feet  resting  on  a  lion,  his  face  is  mutilated. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  nave  near  the  entrance  to  the  chancel,  with 

the  inscription  in  old  character  : 

Here  lyeth  John  Cawdron  whyche  decessed  y®  xxviu  day  of 
Noveb^  y*^  yer  of  our  Lord  God  mcccclxxxviii.  For  Goddes 
love  pray  for  me.  Thou  weytet  not  what  nede  I  have  to  the, 
For  charite  say  a  pat  :  nost.  &  ave. 

On  another  brass  plate  in  the  nave  near  the  north  transept,  this 

in  old  character  : 

Here  lyeth  WlU™  Cawdron  sumtyme  Bayljrf  of  Hekington 
whyche  depf^  thys  world  the  last  day  of  Aprill  in  the  year 
of  our  Lord  God  mdxliiii,  upon  whose  sowlle  God  have  mercy. 
Amen. 

On  a  flat  stone  to  the  south  of  the  last,  with  the  inscription  cut 
round  in  church  text,  partly  effaced  : 

Hie  jacet  Henricus  Cawdron  qui  obiit  x  die  M cccccu 

cuius  amwe  propicietur  Deus.  Amen. 

In  the  south  transept  there  is  a  flat  stone,  in  which  have  been 
brasses  of  a  knight  and  lady  with  their  children,  and  with  arms 
and  inscription,  but  all  now  gone. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  near  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  with 
inscription  cut  round  : 

Cawdron    que  ux.    Will,    obiit   x    die    Martii    An. 

Mcccccix  cujus  awiwe  propicietur  Deus.     Amen. 


HECKINGTON  183 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  with  the  arms  cut  above — .  .  .  .  , 

two   bars  wavy  .  .  .  .  ,  in   chief   a  Hon  passant  ....  Crest — A 

demy  Hon  rampant  ....  [for  Taylor]  : 

Hie  jacet  Guilielmus  Taylor  generosus  |  quern  largiter  opibus 
omabat  Deus.  |  Ille  Deo  cultum  persolvit  |  Rem  honeste 
faciendi  sibi  legem  indixit  |  injurise  memoriam  deposuit  | 
incommodis  in  rebus  proximos  suppeditavit  |  Et  egenis  in 
perpetuum  succurrit.  |  Obiit  spe  fretus  Resurrectionis  |  2^^° 
die  Mali  anno  salutis  1723°,  |  ^Etatis  suae  73,  |  in  proximo 
Franciscus  filius  ejus  sepelitur  |  invitum  quem  Mors  acerba 
surripuit  |  annos  habentem  solos  triginta  septem  |  lo^  die 
Aprilis  Ano  Do  1720. 

On  another  more  to  the  south  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Ann  Taylor  the  wife  |  of  William 
Taylor,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this  |  life  the  21  day  of  July  | 
1714,  in  the  63rd  year  |  of  her  age.  By  him  she  |  had  issue 
five  sons  and  one  |  daughter.  She  was  the  |  daughter  of 
Mr  Richard  |  Noble  and  Bridget  his  wife  of  Waltham  in  the  | 
county  of  Leicester. 

On  another  stone  more  to  the  south  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mr  Anthony  Taylor  the  son  |  of 
William  Taylor,  gent.,  and  Anne  his  wife  buried  the  5th 
day  I  of  March  1713,  in  the  32  year  |  of  his  age.  He  married 
the  I  onely  daughter  of  Edward  |  Booth  of  Alderchurch, 
gent.,  I  who  had  issue  by  her  four  sons  |  and  four  daughters.  | 
Here  lieth  also  the  body  of  |  William  the  son  of  Anthony  | 
Taylor,  gent.,  and  Mary  his  wife,  |  bom  October  the  17,  1704, 
buried  |  October  the  24,  1704.  |  Here  |  lyeth  also  the  body 
of  Edward  |  the  son  of  Anthony  Taylor,  gent.,  |  and  Mary 
his  wife,  bom  May  |  the  25,  1706,  buried  March  the  |  5th, 
1706.  Here  lieth  also  |  the  body  of  Mary  the  daughter  |  of 
Anthony  Taylor,  gent.,  and  |  Mary  his  wife,  bom  July  the 
28th,  I  1709,  buried  August  the  11,  1709.  |  Here  lieth  also  the 
body  I  of  Elizabeth  the  daughter  of  |  Anthony  Taylor,  gent., 
and  Mary  his  |  wife,  bom  February  the  23,  1712,  |  buried 
February  the  28,   1712. 

On  another  flat  stone  more  to  the  north  : 

In  memory  of  |  Katherine  the  wife  of  Anthony  Taylor  |  of 
this  parish,  esq.,  |  and  eldest  daugh^  of  John  Lawrence  j  late 
of  Barnes  |  in  the  comity  of  Surrey,  esq.  |  She  departed  this 
life  I  much  lamented  on  the  9th  day  of  June  1765,  |  aged 
53.  I  And  also  of  Anthony  Taylor  |  late  of  this  parish,  esq.,  | 
who  departed  this  life  in  the  |  25  day  of  November  1773,  | 
aged  66  years.  |  He  was  a  kind  husband,  an  |  affectionate 
parent,  and  a  sincere  |  friend. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

In  memory  of  |  William  Wetherill  |  who  died  May  18.  1810,  | 
aged  53  years,  j  Also  four  children  |  who  died  in  their  infancy. 


184  HECKINGTON 

On  another  flat  stone  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Searson  Simpson,  gent.,  | 
who  died  Novr  the  7th,  1777,  aged  42  years.  |  Catherine 
Simpson  wiie  of  the  above  |  and  daughter  of  Anthony  Taylor, 
esq.,  I  died  Oct.  31st,  1790,  aged  63  years.  |  Catherine  Simpson 
daughter  of  the  above  |  died  Sept.  9th,  1788,  aged  17  years.  | 
John  Noble  Simpson  son  of  |  John  Anthony  Simpson  |  died 
an  infant  NoV  28th,  1801.  |  Sarah  wife  of  John  Anthony 
Simpson  |  died  May  the  12,  1801,  aged  32  years.  |  John 
Anthony  Simpson,  gent.,  |  died  Dec^  the  1st,  1800,  aged  38 
years.  |  John  Anthony  Simpson  son  of  the  above  |  died 
May  20th,  1814,  aged  15  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  ]  William  Taylor,  |  gent.,  |  who  died 
Nov.   15,   1781,   I  aged  73  years. 

On  another  to  the  west  of  the  last  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Taylor,  [  gent.,  |  who  died 
June  25,  1818,   |  aged  71  years. 

On  a  stone  tablet  over  a  fire-place  near  the  south  door  : 

Mrs  I  Faith  Ovens  |  died  February  10^^  1795,  |  aged  82  |  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  transept  called  '  Winkills  Choir  '  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Richard  Christopher,  |  gent.,  | 
who  departed  this  life  May  22nd,  1809,  |  aged  66  years.  | 
Also  I  Harriet  Thorney  Clark,  |  daughter  of  the  above  |  Rich'* 
Christopher,  |  who  departed  this  life  Jan.  22,  1810,  |  aged 
23  years. 

On  another  flat  stone  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Susanna  relict  of  |  Richard 
Christopher,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Feby  10,  1826,  | 
aged  70  years.  |  Also  |  Harriet  Thorney  Christopher,  |  grand- 
daughter of  the  above,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  April  13, 
1825,   I  aged  6  months. 

On  another  stone  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  John  Christopher,  gent.,  |  who 
departed  this  life  Aug*  23,  1793,  |  aged  80  years. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  191-2  ;  Jeans,  33;  Trollope,  Sleaford,  389-96.] 

(MS  i,  93-101.) 

?|Elprinsl)am 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  14  July,  1834 — This  church  is  very! 
fine.  It  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  divided  by  four  pointed! 
arches  springing  from  clustered  columns,  a  chancel,  with  a  loftyj 
tower,  and  pinnacled  and  crocketed  spire  at  the  west  end,  entered] 
by  a  very  beautiful  door  with  receding  mouldings  of  great  depth. 


HELPRINGHAM  185 

It  has  a  south  porch.  Between  the  nave  and  the  chancel  is  a 
handsome  decorated  oak  screen,  but  the  head  of  the  arch  is  blocked 
up  with  the  King's  arms,  Commandments,  etc.  At  the  west  end 
of  the  nave  is  a  gallery  (D)  of  oak  in  the  modern  style,  but  hand- 
some of  its  kind,  for  the  singers.  In  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel 
are  three  stone  stalls  with  round  arches  trefoiled,  and  a  piscina. 
In  the  south  aisle  is  a  piscina  with  crocketed  canopy  ;  and  against 
the  first  pillar  on  the  north  of  the  chancel  is  a  similar  one,  but 
blocked  up.  Near  it  is  a  grotesque  figure  supporting  a  bracket. 
The  font  is  circular,  on  a  massive  black  marble  basement.  It 
has  a  range  of  arches  round  it,  but  has  been  daubed  to  look 
like  veined  marble.  There  were  four  pillars  round,  but  one  only 
remains. 

A  brass  plate  within  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel,  within  the  altar 

rails,  the  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  the  boddie  of  An  |  thonie  Newlove,  the  elder,  | 
patron  of  the  vicaridge  of  |  this  church  of  Helpringham  | 
whoe  departed  this  world  y^  |  fift  day  of  October  1597. 

A  marble  tablet  against  the  east  wall  north  of  the  altar  : 

In  memory  of  |  Boaz  Baxter  late  of  |  this  place,  gent.,  who 
died  I  Aug*  31,  1804,  aged  74  years.  |  Likewise  of  Frances 
his  wife  |  who  dyed  Dec^  18,  1814,  |  aged  80  years.  |  Also  | 
seven  children  and  |  two  grandchildren  |  who  died  infants. 

On  a  fiat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  y*'  body  of  |  Mary  the  daughter  of  |  William 
Cawdron,  gent.,  |  and  Mary  his  wife  |  buried  IMarch  v^  14, 
1719,   I  aged  28. 

Another  more  to  the  north  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  j  the  body  of  |  WilUam  y«  son  |  of  William  | 
Cawdron,  gent-  |  til.,  and  Mary  |  his  wife  who  |  was  buryed  j 
the  7th  (iay  ^f  |  September  1695. 

Another  to  the  west  of  the  last  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  3^  body  of  |  William  Cawdron,  gent.,  |  who  was 
buried  |  August  y«  29,  |  1720,  |  aged  54. 

Another  to  the  south  in  capitals  rubbed  : 

Here  lyeth  y«  body  of  |  EUzabeth  the  wife  of  |  John  Craven  | 
who  was  buried  |  Jan.  y^  18,   1719,  |  aged  21. 

Another  more  to  the  south  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  William  Shilcock  |  who  died  Sept.  2,  1829,  | 
aged  31. 

On  another  stone  : 

In  memory  of  |  John  Baxter,  gent.,  |  who  died  August  the 
7,   I    1757,  aged  57  years. 

On  the  floor  are  more  stones  to  the  same  family. 


186  HELPRINGHAM 

On  a  wooden  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  in  gold 

letters  on  a  black  ground  : 

Near  |  this  place  |  lyeth  Constance  wife  |  of  John  Spring- 
thorp  I  died  August  28,  1741,  aged  |  69  years,  also  three  of 
his  sons,  |  viz.  Thomas,  John,  and  Sam^.  |  Thos  died  April  28, 
1740,  I  aged  26,  John  died  Augu*  |  4,  1740,  aged  24,  Samuel  | 
died  Oct.  28,  1740,  aged  |  19  (followed  by  the  trite  verses 
beginning  '  Affliction  sore  ',  etc.). 

On  a  similar  one  more  to  the  west  : 

Near  |  this  place  lie  |  interred  the  bodies  |  of  John,  William, 
and  Anne,  |  sons  and  daughter  of  John  |  and  Mary  Allen 
who  died  as  |  follows,  John  Allen  24  April  |  1749,  aged  16 
years,  Anne  |  Allen  13  May  1749,  aged  22  |  years,  William 
Allen  26  May  |  1749,  aged  18  years.  (Some  verses  not  worth 
transcribing  follow.) 

There  are  flat  stones  in  the  chancel  to  the  memory  of  : 
John  Milner  died  May  25,  1786,  set.  37. 
Ann  relict  of  John  Willbourn,  &  formerly  wife  of  John  Milner, 

died  June   26,    1809,  aet.   54. 
John  son  of  Samuel  and  Elizabeth  Milner  died  28  June  1804, 

set.   1. 

On  an  oval  black  tablet  against  the  wall  of  the  north  aisle  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  of  |  Susannah  | 
the  wife  of  Geo^  Mitchinson  of  Grantham,  |  eldest  son  of 
the  Rev^i  T.  Mitchinson  vicar  of  this  parish.  |  She  died  in  the 
full  assurance  of  Faith  April  5,  1820,  |  aged  29  years.  |  For 
if  we  believe  that  Jesus  died  and  rose  again,  |  even  so  them 
also  who  sleep  in  Jesus  |  shall  God  bring  with  him.  i  Thess  : 
4  :    14. 

Another  tablet  to  the  west  of  the  last  in  gold  letters  on  a  black 

ground  : 

In  memory  of  |  Catharine  the  wife  of  |  Rev^  Thomas  Mitchin- 
son I  vicar  of  this  parish  |  who  departed  this  life  |  after  a 
long  and  severe  illness,  |  borne  with  Christian  patience  |  and 
resignation,  |  on  the  13  day  of  April  1821,  |  aged  60  years. 

On  a  fiat  stone  near  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mary  the  wife  of  John  |  Springthorp  who 
was  buried  |  Nov.  the  2^^,  1754,  |  aged  51  years. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  186  ;  Jeans,  33-4  ;  TroUope,  Sleaford.  400-3.J 

(MS  V,  25-32.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Hibalstow,  2  September,  1835 — 
This  church,  which  is  a  mean  modem  building,  rebuilt  to  an  old 
tower  in  the  year  1799,  as  is  mentioned  in  a  gallery  at  the  west 


HOLBEACH  187 

end.  In  the  tower  are  three  bells.  The  font  is  octagonal,  with 
strawberry  leaves  down  the  lower  edge.  There  is  no  monumental 
memorial  whatever,  except  an  old  stone  (D)  near  the  pulpit,  having 
had  an  inscription  round  the  edge,  entirely  defaced. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  ds  Q.  xi,  46.] 

(MS  viii,   181.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  22  July,  1833 — 

On  a  white  marble  monument  on  the  south  of  the  chancel,  the 
arms  carved  above,  but  too  high  to  be  in  sight,  two  cherubs  under 
in  alto  relievo  : 

In  memory  |  of  Samuel  Richardson,  Esq.,  |  an  upright  magis- 
trate I  tender  husband  indulgent  parent  |  generous  friend  |  & 
benevolent  to  all  mankind.  |  He  married  Elizabeth  |  the 
second  daughter  &  coheiress  ]  of  Benjamin  Sanderson,  gent.,  | 
by  whom  he  left  two  children  Sigismund  &  Mary  |  and  departed 
this  life  I  the  10  day  of  Febrv  |  1736,  aged  56. 

On  a  stone  monument  with  a  marble  slab  next  to  the  last,  with 
these  arms  under — Sable,  a  chevron  between  three  crosslets  fiche 
argent  [for  Richardson]  ;  impaling— Sable,  a  griflfin  segreant 
between  three  mullets  argent  [Short]  : 

In  memory  of  |  Sigismund  Richardson,  gent,  and  |  merchant,  | 
in  all  stations  of  life  for  his  |  amiable  behaviour  greatly  |  and 
justly  esteemed.  |  He  married  Carew  the  eldest  |  daughter 
of  Edward  Short  of  |  Litchfield  in  Staffordshire,  |  gent.,  |  by 
whom  he  had  two  sons  |  and  one  daughter  viz.  John,  |  Sam^, 
and  EUzabeth.   |  He  died  Jan.  4,  1747,  |  aged  xxxii. 

On  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  on  a  stone  painted  like  marble, 

with  law  books  above  : 

Near  to  this  place  lie  interred  the  remains  |  Mr  Philip  Ashley, 
attorney  at  law,  |  and  steward  to  the  Right  Hon*'^^  Lord 
Eardley,  |  who  died  the  19  day  of  Dec^  1794,  |  aged  50  3^ears.  ] 
Vir  bonus  erat.  |  Also  of  Margaret  the  wife  of  the  said  |  Philip 
Ashley  |  who  died  the  11  day  of  May  1788,  |  aged  47  years,  | 
and  of  Mrs  Levina  Davey  Foster  |  widow  of  Mr  W™  Foster 
of  Stamford  ]  who  died  the  4th  day  of  Sept^  1793,  |  aged 
56  years. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

M.  S.  I  Radulphi  Peirson  Armigeri  |  qui  obiit  |  21  Martii 
A.c.  1711,  I  aetatis  65.  |  Item  Susanna  Peirson  |  uxoris  suse 
quae  obiit  |  13  Febri  a.d.  1713. 

Near  this  there  has  been  a  brass  of  an  inscription  now  gone. 

Against  the  south  wall,  in  the  comer  of  the  north  aisle,  a  white 
marble  monument  with  these  arms  under — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th, 


188  HOLBEACH 

Argent,  a  double-headed  eagle  displayed  sable  [Stukeley]  ;  2nd 
and  3rd,  Argent,  two  bars  [sable]  charged  with  six  escallops  of 
the  field  [Flete]  ;  impaling — Sable,  a  chevron  engrailed  between 
three  swans'  heads  erazed  argent  [Squire]  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Sarah  Stukeley  the  widow  of  Adlard 
Stukeley  late  of  |  Holbeach,  gent.,  |  who  died  the  thirty  first 
day  of  I  Januar}^  1730,  |  in  the  sixty  eighth  year  of  her  age.  j 
A  mother  who  with  every  grace  was  blest  |  With  all  the 
ornaments  of  virtue  drest  |  With  whatsoe'er  religion  recom- 
mends I  The  best  of  wives  of  mothers  and  of  friends  |  And 
tho'  by  death  her  body's  turned  to  dust  |  'Tis  fitt  we  still 
commemorate  the  just  |  'Twas  here  she  did  adore  the  highest 
Lord  I  Who  to  her  soul  great  comfort  did  afford  |  'Twas 
here  she  did  with  pleasure  and  content  |  Receive  God's  holy 
word  &  sacrament  |  Since  then  she  loved  this  sacred  place 
so  well  I  'Tis  very  meet  that  here  her  name  should  dwell. 

On  a  monument  of  grey  and  white  marble  against  the  east  wall 
of  the  north  aisle,  with  the  arms  of  Stukeley  under,  with  this 
escucheon  over — Argent,  two  talbots  passant  sable  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Adlard  Squire  Stukeley,  Esq.,  | 
for  many  years  one  of  his  [  Majesty's  Justices  of  the  Peace  | 
for  these  parts.  |  He  died  June  the  13,  1768. 

On  a  tablet  of  white  marble  against  the  east  wall  of  the  north 

aisle  : 

Thos  Wood  I  son  of  Tho^  &  Elizth  Wood  [  of  Holbeach  Marsh  | 
died  8  Nov.  1812,  aged  19  years.  |  His  affectionate  parents 
erected  |  this  tablet  to  the  memory  |  of  a  dutiful  son. 

Above  it  is  another  white  marble  tablet  : 

Elizabeth  the  wife  of  |  Thomas  Wood  |  died  Aug.  4,  1823,  | 
aged  58.  |  In  the  hope  of  a  joyful  resurrection  to  |  eternal 
life  through  the  mercy  of  God  and  |  the  merits  of  her 
Redeemer. 

On  a  black  marble  monument  (D)  against  the  north  wall  of  the 
north  aisle,  with  these  arms  above — Chequy  or  and  azure,  a  fess 
ermine  [Calthorpe]  ;  impaling — [Argent],  on  a  chief  [vert]  a  cross 
tau  between  two  mullets  or  [Drury]  ;  crest — A  wolf's  head 
couped  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  body  of  |  Robert  Calthorpe,  gent. 
He  I  marryed  Eliz.  Drury  one  of  |  ye  daughters  of  John  Drury  | 
of  Holt  House  in  ye  county  of  |  Norff.,  esq.,  who  departed 
this  I  life  the  16  day  of  March  in  the  |  year  of  our  Lord  166f, 
aged  66  years. 

Below  in  black  letters  on  a  gilt  ground  : 

Here  also  lies  y®  |  body  of  Jonathan  |  Calthorpe,  gent.,  and 
grand  |  son  to  the  above  mentioned  Robert,  |  who  departed 
this  life  the  27th  of  |  Feb.  1711-12,  aged  25. 


HOLBEACH  189 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  above  the  last  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  William  Willders  |  who  died  Nov.  22, 
1805,  aged  lvii  years.  |  Ann  relict  of  the  above  |  died  March  29, 
1820,  I  in  her  LXin  year. 

On  a  black  monument  in  the  north  aisle  : 

To  the  memor}'  of  |  Richard  Fawssett  |  surgeon  |  who  died 
April  8th,  1811,  I  aged  71,  |  and  of  |  Mary  Fawssett  |  his  wife  | 
who  died  February  24th,   igig,  |  aged  76. 

On  a  black  monument  next  to  the  last  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  William  Bingham  |  obiit  Augt  14th, 
1824,  I  aged  69  years.  |  Also  Mary  relict  of  the  above  &  fourth  | 
daur  of  Francis  &  EUz.  Holliday  |  [obit  March  18th,  igso,  | 
aged  83  years.] 

These  two  next  on  flat  stones  m  the  north  aisle  : 

Adlard  fil.  |  A.  &  S.  Stukeley,  [  ob.  4  March  1694.  |  Sarah 
fil.  A.  &  S.  I  Stukley  ob.  28  Octo-  |  b^  1692. 

On  another  flat  stone  close  by  (D)  : 

Jana  Stukeley  |  filia  |  Adlardi  Stukeley  generosi  |  &  Sarae  | 
peramantissimse  at  cliarissimse  |  conjugis  suae  |  obiit  |  23 
Augusti  I  anno  salutis  nostre  1690,  aetat.  suae  2. 

On  another  flat  stone  (R)  : 

Hie  recubant  cineres  pulchra  de  stirpe  Johannis  |  Ampleford 
atavis  Hie  requiere  suis  |  pallida  mors  subito  rapuit  juvenilibus 
annis  ]  aetatis  vemo  tempore  raptus  erat  |  Ultimus  e  maribus 
generosa  stirpe  creatur  |  ultimus  antiqui  nominis  ille  fuit  | 
Deplorat  proles  sua  se  charissima  conjux  j  deplorat  socii 
flentque  dolentque  sui.  |  Obiit  xii  Januar.  |  Anno  D'ni  1701,  | 
aetat.  xxix. 

On  another  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  |  body  of  Thomas  Ampleford,  |  gent., 
who  departed  this  |  life  the  30  day  of  March  |  in  the  year  of 
our  Lord  |  1700,  in  the  67  |  year  of  his  age. 

On  another  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  John  Harris  who  departed  |  this  | 
life  the  15  day  of  Nov.  |  Anno  Dom.  1711,  |  in  the  46  year  of 
his  age. 

On  another  flat  stone  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Mrs  Jane  Ampleford  |  who  departed 
this  life  ohe  3  day  of  October  |  1700,  |  in  the  39  year  of  her 
age.  I  Though  for  our  loss  we  cannot  chose  but  grieve  |  This 
comfort  shall  our  passions  yet  receive  |  That  Heaven  is  joWul 
and  thy  blessed  state  j  Shall  be  a  means  our  griefs  to  mitigate.  | 
0  what  a  happy  state  it  were  if  we  |  Had  no  more  cause  of 
sorrow  but  for  thee. 


190  HOLBEACH 

On  another  flat  stone  partially  rubbed  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Martha  the  wife  |  of  John  Bennet, 
clerk,  I  who  departed  this  life  |  the  19  of  July  Anno  |  Dom. 
1731,  setat.  suae  64  |  Here  also  |  lieth  the  body  of  Lucius  | 
Henry  son  of  Richard  Disney,  |  gent.,  and  Spincke  his  wife  j 
who  died  17  day  of  October  |  Anno  Dom.  1717. 

On  another  flat  stone  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Mrs  Elizabeth  Yerburgh  |  relict 
of  the  late  |  Richard  Yerburgh,  Esq.,  of  Frampton,  |  and 
formerly  of  |  Dymoke  Cawdron,  esq.  |  (of  this  place)  |  who 
died  March  30,  1800,  |  in  the  80  year  of  her  age.  |  Also  Sarah 
the  wife  of  |  John  Phipps,  daughter  of  |  the  above  Mrs 
Yerburgh,  ]  who  died  May  16,  1802,  |  aged  56  years. 

On  a  black  stone  with  these  arms — three  swans'  heads  erazed  [Collay] : 
Sarah  Callow  |  died  11  Feb.   1738,   |  aged  49. 

Close  by  on  a  black  stone  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Henry  the  son  of  |  William  and  Sarah 
Callow,  I  he  departed  this  life  |  the  23  of  July  1724,  |  set. 
11  years. 

On  a  monument  against  the  first  pillar  at  the  west  end  of  the  middle 
aisle,  with  these  arms  above — Ermine,  a  lion  rampant  sable  [Ball]  ; 
impalmg — Azure,  on  a  chevron  three  roses  [Rands].     The  crest — 

A  demi-lion  rampant  sable,  holding (R)  : 

In  memory  of  Elinor  |  the  wife  of  Philip  Ball,  gen.,  |  of  this 
parish,  and  daughter  of  |  Christopher  Rands  of  South 
Hyckham  in  the  county  of  Lin  |  coin,  deceased,  ye  24  of 
Jan.  1718,  |  aged  42  years.  |  Also  Mary  their  daughter  an  | 
infant  buried  with  her.  |  Say  marble  or  at  least  weep  out 
the  praise  |  Of  the  deceased  fairer  her  character  |  Than  thy 
smooth  polish.  Pen  of  steel  can  nere  |  Her  vertues  write 
nor  poets  loftiest  layes.  |  Pure  as  thy  spotless  gloss  her  love 
will  shine  |  Both  conjugal  and  filial  and  adorn  |  Thy  monu- 
mental trophy.  Never  urn  |  Held  mortal  ashes  truly  more 
divine.  |  In  her  no  place  could  envious  censure  find  |  Her 
generous  birth  nere  to  ambition  fired  |  The  beauties  of  her 
person  but  conspired  |  To  enhance  the  charming  beauties  of 
her  mind,  j  Innocent  as  the  babe  that  caused  her  death.  | 
Her  charity  diffusive  as  the  sun  |  And  active  equally.  Tread 
lightly  on  |  Her  grave  for  such  was  she  lyes  underneath. 
Below  is  a  hand  pointing  to  the  stone  underneath. 

On  the  second  pillar  is  a  similar  monument ;  above,  the  arms  of 
Ball,  impaling — Sable,  a  chevron  between  three  lions'  heads,  erazed 
or.     Ball  crest  above  (D)  : 

Near  |  this  place  lies  interr'd  [  the  body  of  Richard  |  Ball 
of  Holbeach,  gent.,  |  who  |  was  a  chief  promoter  |  of  trade 
and  merch-  |  andise,  and  brought  |  the  benefit  and  advan-  | 


HOLBEACH  191 

tage  thereof  to  the  place  |  of  his  residence,  |  a  laudable  example 
for  I  posterity,  he  departed  this   |  life  June  the  21,   1721,    | 
aetat.  68. 
A  hand  also  here  pointing  down. 

Against  the  west  wall  north  of  the  tower  this  monument  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  |  Joseph  Harrisson,  esq.,  |  who  |  departed 
this  life  I  on  the  |  11  of  Nov.  1809,  |  in  the  |  41  year  of  his 
age.  I  In  the  midst  of  life  we  are  in  death. 

The  arms  under — Azure,  a  fleur  de  lis  argent  [for  Harrison].    It  is 

executed  in  yellow  and  white  marble. 

Under  the  preceding  a  white  sarcophagus  : 

Charles  Harrisson  |  of  |  Jesus  College  Cambridge  |  died  the 
9  of  April  1825,  |  aged  22.  |  Weep  not  for  him,  in  his  spring 
time  he  flew  |  To  that  land  where  the  wings  of  the  soul  are 
unfurled  |  And  now  like  a  star  beyond  evening's  cold  dew  | 
Looks  radiantly  down  on  the  tears  of  this  world. 

On  a  black  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  north  aisle  : 

In  memory  of  Jonathan  Barnard,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this 
life  the  13th  of  |  April  Anno  Domini  1721,  in  the  28th  |  year 
of  his  age. 

On  a  black  marble  tablet  against  the  wall  at  the  east  end  of  the 

south  aisle  (D)  : 

Near  this  place  rest  the  remains  of  |  Mr  William  Brown  |  a 
native  of  Bingham  in  Nottinghamshire,]  but  for  some  years  | 
a  grocer  and  draper  in  this  town,  he  died  |  universally 
respected  ]  April  4,  1811,  in  the  40th  year  of  his  age.  |  An 
honest  man's  the  noblest  work  of  God. 

Upon  another  more  to  the  south   (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mrs  Mary  Brown  relict  of  |  Mr  William  Brown 
a  native  also  of  Bingham  |  in  Nottinghamshire,  at  which 
place  I  she  died  July  25,  1814,  |  aged  34  years,  and  was  brought 
here  for  |  interment  with  her  husband  |  on  the  29th  of  the 
same   |  month. 

On  a  marble  monument  to  the  south  of  the  last  with  arms  above — 
Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Argent,  three  snowdrop  flowers  slipped 
proper  [for  Palmer]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Azure,  three  fleur  de  lis  argent  ; 
impaling —  .  .  .  .  ,  a  chevron  ....  between  three  lions'  paws, 
erazed  sable  [Brecknock]. 

To  the  memory  of  |  Mr  Samuel  Palmer  |  who  died  the  19  of 
June  1741,  |  in  the  41st  year  of  his  age.  |  Also  to  the  memory 
of  I  Mrs  Ann  Palmer  |  relict  of  |  Mr  Samuel  Palmer  |  and 
daughter  of  |  Mr  James  Brecknock,  m.d.,  |  who  died  the 
11th  of  Sept.   1781,   I  in  the  72  year  of  her  age. 

A  grey  and  white  pyramidal  monument  to  the  west  of  the  last 
mentioned  : 

Near  this  place  |  lieth  the  body  of  |  Jolm  Wilkinson,  gent.,  | 

who  died  April  2nd,   1771,  aged  58  years. 


192  HOLBEACH 

Another  one  more  to  the  west,  arms  below — Argent  an  oak  tree, 
fruited  proper,  over  all  a  fesse  azure  charged  with  a  cinquefoil 
between  two  estoiles  argent  [Watson]  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  the  wife  |  of  Mr  Jonathan 
Watson  of  Holbeach  |  and  daughter  of  Mr  John  Watson  |  of 
the  same  place  |  who  departed  this  life  Decem.  1st,  1773,  j 
aged  34.  |  Also  three  of  their  children  who  died  infants. 

A  similar  one  more  to  the  west  : 

In  memory  of  |  Ann  Davey  |  the  wife  of  Jacob  Davey,  gent.,  | 
who  died  on  the  3^"'^  day  of  September  1813,  |  aged  61  years.  | 
The  above  Ann  Davey  |  was  daughter  of  |  Abraham  Sheath, 
sen^,  gent.,  |  formerly  of  Boston  in  this  county,  |  an  excellent 
father  and  sincere  friend.  |  Ann  Catherine  Davey  |  their 
child  I  died  an  infant. 

A  small  oblong  marble  tablet  below  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Jane  Davey,  spinster,  |  the  daughter 
of  Jacob  Davey  late  of  |  Holbeach,  gentleman,  by  Margaret 
his  wife  |  who  departed  this  life  the  16  day  of  |  March  1755, 
aged  twenty  four  years,  |  Extreamly  ]  affable  courteous, 
humane  and  charitable,  |  as  she  was  greatly  respected  whilst 
living,  I  so  at  her  death  was  universally  j  lamented.  |  Life 
is  a  journey  of  a  winter's  day  |  Where  many  breakfast  &  then 
post  away  |  Some  few  stay  dinner  &  depart  full  fed  |  Fewer 
that  sup  &  then  retire  to  bed. 

A  yellow  marble  tablet  with  white  slab  more  to  the  west,  with 
arms  of  Watson — viz.,  Argent,  an  oak,  fruited  proper,  over  all, 
on  a  fesse  azure  a  cinquefoil  between  three  estoiles  argent  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  Mrs  Elizabeth  Watson  |  wife  of  Mr  John 
Watson  I  who  departed  this  life  April  the  4,  1768,  |  aged  57 
years.  |  Also  of  [  Mr  John  Watson  |  who  died  February  the 
14,  1771,   I  aged  64  years. 

Upon  another,  close  by  the  south  door,  arms  over — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Azure,  three  arrows  or  [for  Brecknock]  ;  2nd  and 
3rd,  Argent,  three  fleur  de  lis  sable  [?  for  Palmer]  ;  impaling — Or, 
a  chevron  azure,  between  three  lions'  heads  sable.  Crest — An  arm 
in  a  sling  proper  : 

In  memory  of  |  James  Brecknock,  m.d.,  |  who  departed  this 

life  I  December  23^,  1746,  |  aged  66  years. 

A  brown  stone  tablet  on  the  west  side  of  the  door  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  Edward  Worley  son  of  |  George  Worley  & 
Judith  I  his  wife  born  at  little  Houghton  |  in  Northampton- 
shire I  Feb.  5,  1738-9,  |  died  of  the  small  pox  |  in  this  parish 
October  26**^,  1763.  j  A  youth  of  distmguished  abilities  |  of  a 
most  obliging  &  sweet  disposition  |  and  of  whom  his  parents 
had  justly  |  conceived  the  greatest  hopes. 


HOLBEACH  193 

On  a  black  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  : 

Here  lyeth  interred  y^  body  |  of  Mr  John  Rix  |  who  departed 
this  life  May  y^  21^^,  \  1718,  in  y«  43  year  of  his  age.  |  Here 
also  lyeth  interred  y®  body  |  of  Martha  relict  of  y®  said  Mr  \ 
John  Rix  who  departed  this  |  life  Feb.  ye  7,  1730,  in  y«  60th 
year  |  of  her  age.  |  They  left  only  one  daughter  surviving. 

A  brown  stone  monument  against  the  west  wall  in  two  columns  : 

(1)  Near  this  place  lieth  |  the  body  of  John  Northon,  g*,  | 
who  departed  this  life  y®  21^^  of  April  1751,  |  aged  fifty  four 
years.  |  And  likewise  |  Avis  Northon  his  first  wife  who  |  died 
the  15^'!  day  of  September  1724,  |  aged  27  years,  |  and  Mary 
their  daughter  who  |  died  the  30**^  day  of  May  1734,  (  aged 
11  years,  |  and  8  children  infants  |  by  Margaret  Northon  his 
widow  I  now  living. 

(2)  Near  this  place  lieth  |  the  body  of  Margaret  the  |  widow 
of  Mr  George  Sutton  |  of  Folkingham  in  this  j  county  |  who 
departed  this  life  the  twenty  second  |  day  of  March  1750,  | 
aged  seventy  eight  years.  |  In  memorj^  of  ^largaret  Northon  | 
who  died  NoV  7,  1779,  |  aged  76  yeai-s. 

Upon  a  flat  stone  to  the  west  in  the  south  aisle  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  Edward  Davey,  gent.,  |  who  died  March 
19,  1754,  I  in  the  37  year  of  his  age.  |  Also  Mary  his  wife  who 
died  July  |  the  21,  1748,  aged  xxxiv  years.  |  Also  five  of 
their  children,  namely,  |  Jacob,  Mary,  Jacob,  &  Edward,  | 
who  died  infants,  and  William  |  who  died  Nov.  14,  1760, 
aged  14  years.  |  Also  to  the  memory  of  Ann  Rhodes  |  second 
wife  of  Edward  Davy  and  |  afterwards  wife  of  Laurence 
Rhodes,  |  gent.  Her  remains  are  deposited  in  a  |  vault 
adjoining  the  next  pillar  on  the  |  east,  she  died  Feb^  y^  2^, 
1787,  I  aged  74  years. 

Upon  another  more  to  the  west : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Mary  Davey  Key  |  the  wife  of 
John  Key  |  who  died  on  the  26tii  of  May  1801,  |  aged  xxxn.  | 
Also  of  their  six  infant  children,   |  namely  | 

1  Edward  Davey  Key  Mary  Robinson  Key  4 

2  Robinson  Key  Levin  Key  5 

3  Davey  Key  Mary  Key  6 

At  the  east  end  of  the  stone  lie  tL  remains  |  of  her  maternal 
grandfather  |  Edward  Davey,  |  And  at  the  west  end  the 
remains  of  her  |  maternal  amit  Esther  Betham.  |  Qualis  vita 
Finis  ita. 

Upon  another  more  to  the  south  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Key,  gent.,  |  who  died  on 
the  10*^  of  Jmie  1810,  |  aged  xlvii  years. 

Upon  another  to  the  west  of  the  last : 

In    memory  |  of    Esther    wife    of  |  JMr    Brian    Betham  |  of 

N 


194  HOLBEACH 

Peterborough  surgeon  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the  28th  of 
Nov.  1766,  I  aged  27  years.  |  Also  of  |  Levina  the  widow  of  |  Mr 
Mathew  Robinson,  surgeon,  |  and  sister  of  the  above  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  the  3rd  of  March  1823,  |  aged  79  years. 

On  another  to  the  west  (D)  : 

William  Slater  esq.  |  died  July  1st,  1829,  |  in  the  74th  year 
of  his  age. 

On  another  to  the  west  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Zachariah  Johnson  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
Sep.  XXVI,  MDCCCXXvi,   I  aged  lxvi. 

On  another  more  to  the  west  with  an  edging  of  marble  round  (D)  : 
Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  Mr  Aaron  Thompson  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  the  30th  of  Septem.  1795,  |  aged  75  years.  |  Also 
of  John  Torry  Elston  |  son  of  Torry  and  Elizabeth  Elston  | 

late  of  Holbeach,  |  now  of ,  merchant,  ]  who  died 

the  14  of  February  1794,  |  aged  8  years,  |  and  one  child  died 
ar  infant. 

Another  to  the  north  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  John  Hursthouse  |  gent.  |  who  was  interred 
June  11,   I   1787. 

Upon  another  to  the  west  of  the  last  mentioned  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  William  Everson,  |  mercer,  |  who 
departed  this  life  Oct^  12,  1761,  |  aged  46  years.  |  He  had  issue 
2  sons  I  who  both  survived  him.  |  Sacred  |  to  the  memory 
of  I  Mary  relict  of  William  Everson,  gent.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  March  16th,  1795,  |  in  the  85  year  of  her  age. 

A  flat  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Michael  Keightley  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  Oct^"  the  20,  1785,  |  aged  lxvii  years.  |  He  lived 
justly  esteemed  &  respected  j  and  died  worthy  &  much 
lamented. 

Another  to  the  west  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Mary  relict  of  Michael  Keightley, 
gent.,  I  who  departed  this  life  |  April  13th,  1794,  |  in  the  76 
year  of  her  age,  |  a  virtuous,  well  disposed,  |  charitable,  good, 
christian.  |  Also  George  son  of  |  Michael  &  Mary  Keightley  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  April  19,  1787,  |  aged  32  years. 

On  a  small  one  more  to  the  north  (D)  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  of  Eliz-  |  abeth  the  daughter  of  |  John 
and  Avis  Northon  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the  23rd  day  of 
July  I   1719,  I  in  the  1st  year  of  |  her  age.  |  Also  John  son 
of  I  John  and  Margaret  |  Northon  died  May  ]  17th,  173[1]  .  . 
Upon  another  more  to  the  west  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  Avis  |  the  wife  of  John  Northon  |  who  departed 
this  life  y«  11th  |  day  of  September  1724,  in  the  27th  |  year 
of  her  age. 


HOLBEACH  195 

On  a  black  flat  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mr  Bartholomew  Northon,  |  mercer,  |  who 
died  April  27,  1763,  |  aged  42,  |  Also  one  child  in  its  infancy. 

Another  to  the  south  (D)  : 

There  |  lieth  the  remains  of  the  |  Rev^  John  Northon,  |  curate 
of  Gedney  |  upwards  of  40  years,  |  during  which  time  his 
conduct  I  was  such  as  deserved  the  mark  |  ed  esteem  of  his 
parishioners,  |  he  died  on  the  2d  April  1814,  |  aged  Lxvni,  | 
lamented  by  all  his  friends  |  and  acquaintance. 

On  another  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Esther  the  wife  of  John  [  Ratcliff,  gent., 
who  departed  |  this  life  the  21  of  February  |  1724,  in  the 
33d  year  of  her  |  age. 

On  a  fiat  stone  close  by  the  font  (D)  : 

John  I  Thos  Everson  Harrison  |  died  August  8,  1795,  |  aged 
3  years,  j  Of  such  is  the  Kingdom  |  of  God. 

A  grey  pyramidal  monument  with  white  slab,  against  the  north 
corner  of  the  arch  to  the  chancel,  with  an  urn  over,  and  these  arms 
below — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th  .  .  .  .  ,  a  cross  couped  .  .  .  [for 
Everson]  ;  2nd  and  3rd  .  .  .  .  ,  three  fleur  de  lis.  Crest — A  stag's 
head  (R) : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Everson,  esq.,  |  died  the 
29  of  January  1801,  |  aged  61.  |  Thomas  Everson,  gent.,  | 
died  Jany  17,  1808,  aged  67.  |  Margaret  Everson  relict  of  the 
above  |  named  Thomas  Everson  died  Jan.  10,  1827,  |  aged  81. 

A  similar  one  on  the  south  corner  of  the  arch,  arms  below — Azure > 
a  chevron  ermine,  cotised  or,  between  three  martlets  of  the  last 
[for  Northon]  (D)  : 

Near  this  place  lie  the  remains  |  of  Edward  Northon,  esq.,  | 
late  major  of  the  Royal  South  Lincolnshire  Militia,  |  in 
which  regiment  he  served  upwards  of  thirty  years.  |  He 
departed  this  life  the  25th  of  April  1797,  |  aged  60  years.  | 
This  monument  is  erected  to  his  memory  |  by  his  affectionate 
and  only  sister  Ann  Buckworth  |  wife  of  Theophilus  Buck- 
worth  I  of  Spalding  in  this  county. 

This  is  a  very  beautiful  church.  The  nave  is  separated  from  its 
two  aisles  by  seven  fine  pointed  arches  springing  from  lofty  clustered 
columns.  The  style  of  the  church  is  of  the  Decorated  period  and 
the  windows  very  handsome.  The  clerestory  has  fourteen.  The 
arch  to  the  tower  is  open  and  very  lofty.  The  tower  has  a  groined 
roof,  and  is  surmounted  by  a  spire.  On  the  north  side  is  a  porch 
flanked  at  the  entrance  by  two  curious  round  towers.  On  the 
south  side  is  another  porch  which  has  a  very  remarkable  acute 
pointed  arch,  more  so  than  any  I  remember  to  have  seen.  The 
spire  is  crocketted,  and  the  whole  church  presents  a  beautiful 
example  of  the  architecture  of  the  reign  of  Edward  III.     At  the 


196  HOLBEACH 

west  end  of  the  north  aisle  is  a  very  handsome  altar  tomb,  on 
which  is  the  recumbent  figure  of  a  knight  clad  in  plate  and  mail, 
his  hands  clasped  over  his  breast,  with  his  feet  resting  upon  a  lion, 
and  his  hand  upon  what  is  apparently  a  crest,  being  the  head  and 
neck  of  a  man  clothed  in  a  coif  or  garment  of  net  work.  Round 
the  tomb  are  eight  shields,  viz. —  .  .  .  .  ,  three  lions  passant 
[Littlebury]  ;  .  .  .  .  and  ....  three  bars  ermine  (Kirton),  alter- 
nately. This  monument  is  ascribed  to  a  Sir  Humphry  Littlebury, 
and  the  arms  are  those  of  the  family. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  nave  much  rubbed  is  this  inscription  in  the 
old  character,  now  hardly  legible.  The  parts,  now  obliterated, 
have  however  been  preserved  by  an  entry  of  one  of  the  vicars  in 
the  register,  in  the  third  volume,  on  the  flyleaf  : 

Orate  pro  awima  [domine]  Johanne  Welby  [quondam] 
filie  Richardi  [Leake],  militis,  [nuper  uxoris  Thome 
Welby,  armigeri,  que  obiit  xviii  die  mensis  Decembris], 
an[no  domini  MCCCCLXXXvrn,  cujus  anime  propicietur]  deus, 
Amen. 

There  is  a  curious  font  in  the  church  ;  it  is  octagon,  supported 
on  a  pannelled  basement,  and  raised  by  two  steps  from  the  ground. 
On  each  face  of  the  top  is  the  figure  apparently  of  a  saint,  but  too 
much  mutilated  to  be  discovered  with  certainty. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  178;  Jeans,  34;  Churches  of  Holland; 
Macdonald,  Holbeach  Parish  Register,  66-109.] 

(MS  ii,  71-107.) 


Jlolton  fleckering 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  15  October,  1840 — This  is  one  of  the 
handsomest  churches  in  the  prettiest  village  in  this  part  of  Lincoln- 
shire. It  is  entered  by  a  very  handsome  porch  on  the  south  side, 
with  a  Gothic  doorway  beautifully  crocketed  and  lighted  by  side 
windows  of  three  mullions.  Carved  outside  on  the  stone  wall  of 
the  church  are  two  shields  ;  one  to  the  west  of  the  porch  bears — 
Three  water  bougets  [?  Roos]  ;  impaling  two  lions  passant ;  the 
other  on  the  east,  just  where  the  nave  joins  the  chancel,  bears — 
Three  water  bougets ;  impaling — Checquy  [Bekering].  Inside, 
the  church  consists  of  a  nave  divided  from  a  north  and  south 
aisle  by  three  pointed  arches  on  each  side,  and  a  chancel.  In 
the  windows  are  some  fragments  of  painted  glass,  and  there  are 
some  old  flat  stones  (D)  which  have  had  inscriptions,  but  now 
defaced. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  north  aisle  is  a  marble  tablet  with 
these  arms — Party  per  pale  or  and  azure,  on  a  chief  gules  three 
leopards'    heads    cabossed    or    [Caldccot]  ;     impaling — Party    per 


I 


HOLYWELL  197 

chevron  engrailed  gules  and  argent,  three  talbots'  heads,  erazed 

counterchanged  (Duncombe)  : 

In  memory  of  Gilbert  Caldecot  Esq'"  |  Colonel  of  the  Royal 
North  Lincoln  Militia  |  who  died  July  6th,  1796,  |  aged  86  years. 
I  Also  of  Thomas  Caldecot,  Esq.,  m.d.  :  f.a.s.  :  |  who  died  at 
Bath  January  15th  1802,  |  aged  63  years.  |  Also  of  |  Sarah 
Caldecot  daughter  of  Gilbert  Caldecot  Esq'"  |  and  wife  of 
Thomas  Caldecot,  |  who  died  at  Llanbedrog,  Caernarvonshire, 
N.  Wales,  |  January  9th  1825,  aged  62  years. 

This  last  monument  is  close  to  the  vault  of  the  Caldecot  family 
which  is  under  a  chapel  north  of  the  chancel,  and  the  roof  of  which 
causes  the  floor  of  this  chapel  to  be  elevated  some  feet  above  the 
flooring  of  the  chancel.  One  stone  in  the  north  aisle  has  had  a 
brass  now  gone. 

On  a  marble  tablet  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Mary  Margaret  the  beloved  wife 
of  the  Rev.  John  Hale  a.m.  |  rector  of  this  parish,  |  who 
departed  this  transitory  life  on  the  22  Feb.  a.d.  1817,  |  aged 
36  years.  |  Not  more  as  a  testimony  of  his  sincere  affection 
and  regret  |  than  solemnly  to  warn  the  thoughtless  |  that  in 
the  midst  of  life  we  are  in  death,  |  and  to  make  known  to 
posterity  a  singular  pattern  of  |  blameless  and  endearing 
manners  and  of  every  domestic  virtue  |  her  afflicted  husband 
hath  caused  this  j  monument  to  be  erected. 

N.B.  Mr.  Hale  rector  of  Holton  gave  me  the  following  few 
particulars  of  the  Caldecots,  lords  of  Holton,  whose  place  is  close 
by  and  now  tenanted  by  Mr  Burton.  Gilbert  Caldecot  had  only 
one  surviving  daughter,  his  heir,  by  his  wife  who  was  a  Duncombe 
of  y^  present  Lord  Feversham's  family.  This  daughter  married 
contrary  to  her  father's  wish,  a  Dr  Reid  who  took  the  name  of 
Caldecot  after  Gilbert's  death  ;  by  her  he  had  issue,  and  his  eldest 
son,  the  present  Mr  Caldecot,  owner  of  Holton,  married  a  daughter 
of  Mrs  Hale.  Mrs  (Reid)  Caldecott,  after  her  husband's  death, 
remarried,  at  Bath,  Mr  Wm  Lloyd  Jones  who  married  her  for  her 
money,  and  to  whom  the  present  Mr  Caldecot  pays  £200  per  An. 
to  keep  him  from  cutting  down  timber  at  Holton. 

(MS  ix,  241-243.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  chapel,  16  July,  1834 — This  church  contains 
no  monumental  memorial.  It  is  prettily  situated  in  the  midst  of 
trees  in  the  park  of  General  Reynardson  and  consists  merely  of  a 
nave,  and  a  tower  at  the  west  end  supported  on  four  arches.  The 
door  is  of  Norman  character  and  curious.  The  east  window  is 
filled  with  pieces  of  old  painted  glass  put  together  confusedly,  and 


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at  the  top  are  three  shields.  The  first  bears  the  amis  of  Reynardson 
viz. — Or,  two  chevrons  engrailed  gules,  on  a  canton  gules  a  mascle 
argent ;  crest — A  tiger  or  leopard's  head  erminois,  murally  crowned 
or.  The  second  bears  Reynardson — impaling — Argent,  on  a  chevron 
sable  five  horseshoes  or  ;  crest — A  cameleopard  statant  chained  or 
[Crispe].  The  third  is  Rejniardson — impaling — Three  eagles  dis- 
played in  fesse  or  ;    crest — An  eagle  displayed  or  [Wynne]. 

[See  also  O.M.,  1862,  part  ii,  739.] 

(MS  v,  55.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  August,  1831 — The  church  is 
large  and  built  in  the  form  of  a  cross  with  a  low  tower  in  the 
centre. 

On  a  stone  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

Near  this  place  lyes  |  the  bodies  of  |  Thomas  Thimbleby  | 
and  Jane  his  wife.  |  He  departed  this  life  |  May  23,  1727, 
aged  65  |  years.  She  departed  Nov.  |  the  2nd,  1727,  aged 
57  years.  |  Thomas  gave  to  the  poor  of  |  Horbling  6^  per 
annum,  |  Jane  gave  4^  per  an.  to  be  |  disposed  of  yearly  on  | 
Good  Fryday  for  ever. 

On  another  tablet,  to  the  west  of  the  last  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Thomas  Tomisman  |  who  died 
9th  of  June  1804,  |  aged  20  years.  |  Also  |  of  Henry  Tomis- 
man I  who  died  20  August  1808,  |  aged  17  years,  |  and  also  | 
six  other  children  who  |  died  in  their  infancy. 

On  another  tablet,  further  to  the  west  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  William  Tomisman  |  who  died  1st  of 
August  1817,  I  aged  84  years.  |  Also  of  |  Elizabeth  his  wife  | 
who  died  27th  March  1819,   |  aged  70  years. 

On  a  stone  tablet,  to  the  west  of  the  last  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Sarah  the  daughter  of  |  William  & 
Elizabeth  Tomisman  |  who  died  6th  June  1798,  |  aged  23 
years  |  Also  |  of  Mary  Tomisman  who  |  died  15  September 
1799,  I  aged  19  years  |  Also  |  of  Elizabeth  Tomisman  |  who 
died   12  May  1800,   |  aged  23  years. 

On  a  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Eliz.  daughter  of  |  Will.  &  Eliz*^ 
Tomisman  |  who  died  Feb.  3,  1814,  |  aged  2  |  years. 

On  another  to  the  west : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  William  Tomisman  |  who  died 
Jan.     22,  1816,   |  aged  38  years. 

On  a  marble  monument  in  the  north  transept  with  the  arms  above 


HORBLING  199 

— [Argent],  two  lions  passant  giiardant  ....  [sable]  [for  Brown] ; 

impaling — [Argent],  a  saltier  [azure]  [Yorke]  : 

Here  is  interred  y^  body  of  Mr  Edward  Brown  of  Hor  |  bling 
who  died  y^  27  of  March  1692  in  y^  49  year  of  his  |  age.  In 
his  life  he  served  his  country  and  was  a  benefac-  |  tor  to  this 
parish,  for  by  his  last  will  (bearing  date  y^  7th  |  day  of  Feb. 
1691)  he  bequeathed  in  manner  following  |  Then  I  give  that 
my  farm  in  Wigtoft  in  the  tenure  of  Nicholas  |  Davison  of 
the  yearly  rent  of  eleven  pounds  fifteen  shill.  |  to  the  use 
and  benefit  of  the  parish  of  Horbling  for  ever  &  |  my  will  is 
that  the  rents  and  profitts  of  the  same  shall  be  implo-  |  yd  as 
followeth  that  is  to  say  that  thirty  shillings  be  yearly  |  paid 
for  the  rent  of  some  convenient  house  in  Horbling  for  j^  \ 
dwelling  house  of  y^  teacher  &  five  pounds  yearly  to  be  for  j 
y®  quarterly  [stipend]  that  is  to  say  five  and  twenty  shillings 
the  quarter  to  some  |  honest  &  sober  person  either  a  man  or  a 
woman  that  shall  be  of  y*  |  Protestant  reformed  rehgion  & 
that  is  well  qualified  for  y^  |  teaching  ten  poor  children  whose 
parents  are  at  that  time  |  or  were  when  living  inhabitants 
of  Horbling  to  read  English  |  till  they  can  read  well  in  the 
Bible  &  also  for  y^  catechizing  |  y®  said  four  children  & 
instructing  them  in  y^  Christian  Re-  |  ligion  &  I  will  that 
twenty  shillings  be  yearly  laid  out  |  to  buy  Bibles,  primers, 
psalters  and  Catechisms  for  y®  said  poor  |  children  &  I  will 
that  three  pound  ten  shillings  be  yearly  la-  |  yd  to  the  putting 
one  poor  child  of  the  to■^^l  aforesaid  |  Apprentice  to  some 
handy  craft  trade  and  what  shall  remain  of  |  y^  rent  &  profitts 
of  y®  said  farm  necessary  &  incident  charges  |  thereunto 
belonging  be  deduced  shall  be  disposed  of  at  y®  |  discretion 
of  y®  trustees  mentioned  in  y^  aforesaid  will  |  In  perpetual 
memory  whereof  Philippa  Brown  |  his  wife  [daughter  of 
Mr  William  Yorke  of  Leesmgham]  |  at  her  charge  placed 
this  monument. 

On  another  handsome  marble  monument  against  the  north  wall,  with 
these  arms — Argent,  two  lions  passant  guardant  sable  [Brown]  : 

Erected  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Edward  Brown,  Esq.,  |  who 
departed  this  life  March  the  |  18,  1731,  in  the  85  year  |  of 
his  age,  |  a  person  excellent  both  in  his  publick  &  |  domestic 
character,  of  steady  loyalty,  |  sincere  Religion,  a  lover  of 
virtue  without  |  ostentation,  of  great  humanity  probity  &  \ 
beneficence  much  esteemed  for  his  affability  |  and  charitable 
disposition.  |  He  gave  the  sum  of  two  hundred  pound  to  | 
procure  the  bounty  of  Queen  Anne  for  a  |  perpetual  augmenta- 
tion of  the  vicarage  of  |  this  church  together  with  divers 
pieces  of  |  fair  &  costly  plate  for  the  holy  communion,  |  and 
left  by  his  will  the  sum  of  twenty  pound  |  to  be  emploj^ed 
in  the  most  proper  manner  for  j  the  sole  use  &  benefit  of  the 


200  HOBBLING 

poor  of  Horbling.  |  These  donations  are  exposed  in  this  publick 
manner  |  not  for  ostentation  but  for  imitation. 

On  a  marble  monument  with  the  arms  of  Brown  under  : 

Near  |  this  place  lyes  the  remains  of  |  Elizabeth  Brown 
spinster  |  daughter  of  Thomas  Brown  gent.  |  &  Anne  his 
wife.  I  She  was  by  nature  endued  with  a  clear  understanding  | 
conspicuous  to  all  who  [lived]  with  her  &  chiefly  |  exercised 
in  the  good  act  of  reconciling  contending  |  parties  by  the 
principles  of  vertue  with  charity  &  |  humanity  which  were 
constantly  employed  in  the  pious  |  ends  of  consolation  to 
the  afflicted  |  &  liberality  to  the  |  distressed.  She  was 
singularlj'^  happy  in  the  choice  of  her  |  acquaintance  with 
whom  a  friendship  once  contracted  was  ever  |  after  sincere  & 
inviolable  strictly  observing  the  duty  &  |  affection  due  to 
her  parents.  |  Actuated  by  these  principles  after  a  long  & 
painful  I  affliction  endured  with  the  greatest  temper  &  resigna- 
tion I  she  dyed  possessed  of  the  love  &  esteem  of  all  who  | 
[knew]  her  Sept.  y®  2nd,  1737,  aged  21.  |  Quicquid  amas 
cupias  non  placuisse  nimis.  |  Also  of  Mary  |  another  of  their 
daughters  who  |  dyed  May  the  5th,  1751,  |  aged  37.  |  Also 
of  the  above  named  father  who  dyed  Jan.  y*  3rd,  |  1759, 
in  the  73  year  of  his  age. 

On  another  stone  tablet,  in  the  transept : 

Hie  jacet  |  Jana  uxor  Edwardi  Brown  gen.  |  Filia  Thomse 
Bristowe  de  Beesthorpe  |  Armig  :  |  Mater  tredecim  Uberorum  | 
Obiit  undecimo  die  Septembris  [1699]  |  setat.  48  |  non  sine 
lachrymis. 

Above  this  is  a  hatchment  with  the  arms  of  Browne  ;  impaling — 
Ermine,  on  a  fess,  cotised  sable,  three  crescents  or  [Bristowe]  (D). 

On  a  neat  marble  tablet  against  the  wall  of  the  south  aisle  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Harriet  the  wife  of  |  Benjamin 
Smith  I  of  this  parish  |  who  died  August  15,  1808,  |  in  the 
23'^'^  year  of  her  age.  |  The  Lord  gave  &  the  Lord  hath  taken 
away  |  Blessed  be  the  name  of  the  Lord. 

On  a  fiat  stone  in  the  nave  with  the  arms  cut  above,  ....  three 
shuttles  ....  Crest — A  hand  [Shuttleworth]  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Thomas  Shuttleworth  |  of  Brigend, 
Esq.,  who  dyed  |  1st  of  May  1695,  aged  59. 

In  the  north  transept  is  a  fragment  of  moulding  with  these  arms 
on  a  shield  in  the  centre — Quarterly,  1st,  A  fesse  indented  .  .  , 
between  six  billets  .  .  .  [de  la  Laund]  ;  2nd,  ...  a  lion  salient 
double  queued  ;  3rd,  On  a  fesse  .  .  .  between  six  gauntlets  .... 
three  crosses  botony  fitche  [Wyke]  ;  4th,  .  .  a  cross  between  six 
falcons  [Tey]  ;  .  .  .  .  supported  by  a  man  and  woman  kneeling. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  192  ;    Peet,  Registers  of  the  Parish  of  Horbling, 
xxi-xxv.]  (MS  i,  71-79.) 


HOWELL  201 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  August  11,  1834 — This  church  consists 
of  a  nave  and  north  aisle,  divided  by  two  round  Norman  arches 
resting  on  plain  cokimns,  a  chancel,  and  north  chapel,  with  a  bell 
niche  and  gable  double  at  the  west  end.  The  font  is  octagonal,  with 
shields  in  quatrefoyls,  the  bearings  that  remain  are  : 

(1)  [Or],    a    bend    [azure]    between    six    martlets    [sable — 
Luttrell]. 

(2)  ...  a  plain  cross. 

(3)  Ermine  five  fusills  in  fesse  gules   [Hebden] ;   impaling — 
Gules,  a  bend  ermine  [Rye]. 

(4)  Ermine  five  fusills  in  fesse  [Hebden]. 

(5)  .  .  .  ,  a  chevron  .  .  .  between  three  chaplets. 
(6),  (7),  and  (8)  are  effaced. 

On  the  step  leading  to  the  altar  are  these  words  plainly  to  be 
perceived,  '  Hie  Deum  adora  '. 

In  a  wall  south  of  the  altar  are  two  square  recesses  going  far 
back. 

In  the  chapel  north  of  the  chancel,  under  a  low  arch  in  the  north 
wall,  is  a  stone  with  the  half  figure  of  a  female,  executed  in  the 
sunken  style,  in  a  wimple,  with  her  hands  clasped  ;  a  little  lower 
on  the  stone  is  a  similar  figure  of  a  smaller  size,  appearing  to  repre- 
sent an  infant,  but  on  opening  the  tomb  some  ten  years  back  the 
remains  of  two  skeletons  of  equal  size  were  found  lying  back  to 
back. 

Opposite  to  this  is  a  mural  monument  of  marble,  much  dilapidated, 
flanked  by  two  Corinthian  pillars,  having  the  figures  of  a  knight 
in  half  armour  kneeling  before  a  desk,  with  his  lady  opposite  in  a 
black  plaited  robe,  veil,  and  ruff.  The  arms  are  effaced,  and  below 
the  figures  is  this  inscription  in  capitals  in  two  columns  : 

(1)  Here  lieth  Sir  Charles  Dymoke  of  Howell,  knight,  |  second 
son  to  S^  Edward  Dymoke  of  Scrielsby,  |  knight.  Champion 
to  y®  Crowne  of  England,  w'^^  S^  |  Charles  married  Margaret 
widow  to  Ml"  Anthon  :  |  Butler  of  Coates,  esq.,  who  also  here 
lieth,  I  by  whom  first  shee  had  five  sonnes  viz.  |  Charles, 
Will"\  Anthony,  John,  &  Henry,  &  one  |  daughter  Katherine, 
wife  to  S""  John  Langton,  |  knight,  &  by  S"^  Charles  had  one 
dau'r  I  Bridget  who  died  in  |  her  infancy. 

(2)  To  whose  memory  |  in  grateful  testimony  of  his  love  &  | 
reverent  respect  S'"  Edward  Dymok,  |  knight,  nephew  to  y^ 
sayd  Sir  Charles  |  hath  made  &  erected  |  this  monument. 

There  is  no  date  nor  do  I  see  any  place  for  one. 

An  old  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  with  this  inscription 
round  : 

Hie  iacet  Ricardus  Boteler  de  Howell  qui  obiit  2°  die  mens' 


202  HOWELL 

August!  aw.7?o  domini  mcccclvii  et  Matilda  uxor  eius  que 
obiit  VI  die  Januarii  anno  supradicto  quorum  animabus 
propicietur  Deus. 

Another  stone  in  the  chancel  has  this  inscription  round  : 

[Nicholaus  de]  Hebden  miles  qui mensis  Aprilis  a^ 

d'ni  Mccccxvi  cuius  amwe  propiciet'  Deus  [blank]  Katerina 
[blank]  mensis  Novembr'  a^  d'ni  mccccxxvii. 

To  the  north  of  the  last  is  another  stone,  but  the  inscription  is 
effaced,  and  still  more  to  the  north  is  another  stone  which  has  on 
it,  still  legible,  '  obiit  xv  die  '  ;    the  rest  is  effaced. 

Another  further  to  the  north  is  quite  illegible. 

A  stone  within  the  altar  rails  bears  the  figure  of  a  priest  in  his 
canonicals  cut  on  it  ;    with  this  inscription  round  : 

Hie  iacet  magister  Joh'nes  Croxby  quondam  rector  istius 
ecclesie  qui  obiit  die  mensis  .  .  .  .  a°  d'ni  mcccc  .  .  . 
cuiiLS  amme  propicietur  Deus. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  |  y^  body  of  Joseph  |  son  of  y®  Reverend  |  M^ 
Joseph  Greenhill  |  &  Catharine  his  |  wife,  he  dep*^  this  |  life 
Jan.  ye  12,  |   1719. 

In  the  possession  of  Edmund  Brookes,  esq.,  of  Howell,  is  a  frag- 
ment of  painted  glass  which  was  dug  up  near  his  house  ;  it  bears 
two  swords  and  two  griffins'  heads  or.  It  is  understood  that  they 
have  no  old  register  or  records,  they  being  taken  away  by  the 
Dymoke  family,  as  it  is  reported,  about  half  a  century  ago. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  187-9;    Trollope,  Sleaford,  pp.  409-11.] 

(MS  V,  101-105.) 

Sngolbsitjj) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  30  July,  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (R)  : 

Here  lies  the  body  |  of  Mr  Fortmiatus  Hew-  |  et  son  of  John 
He  wet,  I  gent.,  and  Eliz.  his  wife  |  who  died  May  the  21, 
1701,  BBtat.  66. 

The  font  is  octagonal,  with  a  shield  on  each  side  ;  but  they  are 
all  plain  except  on  the  east,  where  is  a  chevron  charged  with  three 
crosses  botony. 

Flat  stone  in  the  nave  (R)  : 


Here  lieth  the 
exalted  to  the 


body  of  pious  Mrs  |  Mary  Paget  who  |  was 
Great  God  and  |  Our  Saviour  Jesus  |  Christ, 
on  the  day  |  of  his  Ascension  |  May  6th,  1725. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  two  aisles,  separated  on  the 
north  by  three  Norman  arches  with  round  columns,  on  which  are 


IRNHAM  203 

foliated  capitals,  and  south  by  three  pointed  arches,  a  chancel, 
and  a  tower  at  the  west  end.  Painted  glass  in  the  east  window  of 
the  south  aisle,  and  arms— Argent,  a  chief  dancee  azure  [Nevile]. 
Argent,  three  cinquefoils  azure.  Very  old  north  and  south  doors 
and  old  pewing. 

[See  also  L.R.8.  i,  204.] 

(MS  ii,  241-242.) 

Srnljam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  26  July,  1833 — 

On  a  white  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  north 

chapel  with  arms  under,  nearly  effaced impaling 

— A  bend  between  two  escallops  or  [for  Petre]  : 

Infra  |  jacent  corpora  Johannis  Thimelby  Armig^^  |  (cujus 
progenitor  Richardus  Thimelby  de  Pollam  |  duxit  filiam  et 
hseredem  Godfridi  Hilton  militis  |  cujus  mater  erat  filia  et 
hseres  Andreae  Luttrell  mil.  |  et  per  hoc  connubium  diversa 
maneria  et  banc  totam  |  parochiam  de  Imham  sibi  et  suc- 
cessoribus  suis  per  |  multas  generationes  in  directo  descensa 
unde  ortus  |  acquisivit)  Ac  etiam  Dorothese  uxoris  ejus  filise  | 
lUustrissimi  Domini  Domini  Roberti  Petre  |  Baronis  de 
Writtle  I  propter  beneficentiam  eximiam  charitatem  |  aliasque 
Christianas  virtutes  ambo  |  admodum  insignes  |  Qui  quidem 
Johannes  obiit  vicesimo  quinto  |  Junii  anno  mdccxii  |  setatis 
suae  septuagesimo  octavo  Dicta  autem  |  Dorothea  ex  hac 
vita  migravit  nono  Decembris  |  Anno  mdccxx  aetatis  suae  | 
octogesimo  sexto  |  quibus  propitietur  Deus.  |  Nati  sunt 
eis  duo  filii  ambo  in  infantia  surrepti  |  et  una  filia  Maria 
nunc  vidua  Thomae  Gifford  de  |  Chillington  in  agro  Staffordiensi 
armigeri  I  quae  in  memoriam  charissimorum  |  parentum  hoc 
posuit. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  floor  under  the  above  monument : 

>]A  The  Hon.  Dorothy  Thimelby  |  daughter  to  the  Rt  Hon'^i® 
Robert  |  Lord  Petre  dyed  the  9  of  DeC"  |  1720,  aged  86  years, 
and  I  is  here  interred.  |  Requiescat  in  pace. 

On  a  similar  black  stone  next  to  the  last  : 

^p<  John  Thymelbj^  Esq.,  |  the  last  heire  male  of  his  |  ancient 
family  died  25  ]  of  June  1712,  aged  78  years,  |  and  is  here 
interred.  |  Requiescat  in  pace. 

On  a  white  marble  oval  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the 
chapel  with  these  arms  under — Per  fesse  argent  and  gules,  a  lion 
rampant  per  fesse  sable  and  argent  [Percy]  : 

Juxta  sepelitur  corpus  |  Gulielmi  Percy  ex  antiqua  |  familia 

apud  Stubs  Walden  |  In  agro   Eboracensi  obiit  18°  |  Junii 

Arino  Domini  mdccxix  |  aetatis  59°  ]  Cui  propitietur  Deus  | 


204  IRNHAM 

In  memoriam  charissimi  patris  sui  |  hoc  posuit  |  Unica  ejus 
filia  I  Elizabetha  Percy. 

On  a  stone  under  the  above  monument  : 

Here  |  lyeth  the  body  |  of  William  Percy,  gent.,  |  who  dyed 
June  ye  18,   |    1719. 

On  a  stone  also  in  the  pavement  of  the  north  chapel : 

>^  To  the  memory  of  |  the  Reverend  |  Mr  Henry  Brent  | 
many  years  chaplain  |  to  Lord  and  Lady  |  Arundell  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  the  9  day  of  January  1787,  |  aged  70.  | 
Requiescat  in  pace. 

In  the  centre  of  the  pavement  is  the  brass  of  a  knight  under  a 

canopy,  with  his  feet  on  a  lion,  and  this  inscription  in  old  character : 

Hie  jacet  Andreas   Loutrell   miles  dominus  de   Imham   qui 

obiit  VI  to  die  Septe^nbr'  a^  domini  millmmo  ccc^  nonagesimo 

cui-?**  awime  propicietwr  Deus. 

In  the  north  aisle  on  a  flat  stone  : 

►J<  To  the  memory  of  ]  the  Reverend  (  Thomas  Walton 
chaplain  |  to  Lord  and  Lady  |  Arundell  |  at  Imham  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  on  the  14  day  of  May  1797,  |  aged  60  years.  | 
Requiescat  in  pace. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  middle  of  the  nave  : 

Be  it  remembered  |  that  the  tomb  stone  |  which  was  over 
the  I  remains  here  |  interred  of  |  S'*  Andrew  Lutterell  |  knight  | 
Lord  of  Imham  |  who  departed  this  |  life  in  the  year  of  [  our 
Lord  1394  [sic],  was  |  in  1788  removed  into  |  the  family 
chapell  I  in  this  church. 

There  is  in  the  chancel  the  brass  of  a  knight,  but  the  lower  part 
of  the  legs  with  the  inscription  are  gone. 

On  the  floor  of  the  chancel : 

y^  Her  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Edward  Ignatius  |  Newton,  esq.,  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  the  thirty  first  of  January  |  1795,  j 
setat.  suae  42. 

A  very  handsome  canopied  tomb  (R)  still  remains  on  the  north  side 
of  the  chancel.  There  are  three  ogee  arches  crocketted  above, 
and  adorned  with  pinnacles  between.  The  fretwork  is  very  beautiful, 
and  in  tolerable  preservation.     No  figure  or  inscription. 

An  atchievement  (D)  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chapel — 
Quarterly,  argent  and  sable,  a  label  gules  for  difference  [Conquest] ; 
impaling — Azure,  on  a  chief  or,  a  demi  lion  gules,  with  a  border 
argent  [Markham].     Crest — apparently  a  tree  but  torn. 

In  the  chapel  north  of  the  chancel,  against  the  south  wall,  is  a 
handsome  monument  of  yellow  and  white  marble  ;    at  the  top  a 


IRNHAM  205 

medallion    in    basso    relievo    of    Faith,    Hope,    and    Charity,    this 

inscription  below  in  capitals  : 

Benedict  Conquest  of  Imham  |  in  the  county  of  Lincoln, 
Esq.,  I  ob  :  the  27  of  October  1753  set.  45.  |  And  Mary  his 
wife  daughter  of  |  Thomas  Markham  of  Ollerton  |  in  the  county 
of  Nottingham,  Esq.,  |  ob.  the  2^  of  February  1745,  aet.  38. 

Upon  another  white  slab  below  also  in  capitals  : 

Stop  and  attentive  view  this  scene  of  death  |  Another  lies 
this  hallowed  earth  beneath  |  Happy  in  virtue  calm  resigned 
serene  |  Tho'  doomed  by  sickness  to  a  life  of  pain  |  A  father 
lies  whom  rich  whom  poor  approved  |  In  death  lamented 
as  in  life  beloved  |  Five  children  once  to  bless  their  lives 
were  given  |  Two  rapt  in  infant  innocence  to  Heaven  |  Two 
more  Thus  God  resumed  the  gifts  he  gave  |  Met  just  in 
opening  youth  an  early  grave  |  One  only  one  remains  with 
weeping  eye  |  The  spot  to  point  out  where  their  relics  lie  | 
Christina  pays  this  duty  to  their  fame  |  And  marks  the  marble 
with  a  parents  name  |  Hail  shades  for  ever  honoured  lov'd  & 
mourn 'd  |  Tho'  what  was  dust  be  now  to  dust  returned  |  All 
is  not  dead,  gone  is  the  vital  breath  |  But  virtue  lies  immortal 
e'en  in  death  |  Blest  are  those  hearts  which  felt  the  poor 
mans  woe  |  Those  eyes  whence  charity  taught  tears  to  flow  | 
And  tongues  which  once  could  misery  beguile  |  Make  orphans 
happy  and  the  widow  smile  |  Rest  here,  cries  hope,  in  mercy 
rest  secure  |  Parents  of  Arundell  and  of  the  poor. 

On  a  white  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chapel 

above  is  a  woman  weeping  over  an  urn  : 

►J^  I  D.  O.  M.  I  Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  | 
of  the  honourable  |  Maria  Christina  Arundell  |  eldest  daughter 
and  coheir  of  |  Henry  Lord  Arundell,  8th  Baron  of  Wardour  ] 
and  Count  of  the  Sacred  Roman  Empire,  |  by  Maria  Christina 
only  daughter  and  heir  |  of  Benedict  Conquest,  Esq.,  of 
Imham  Hall  |  in  this  county.  |  She  married  February  3rd, 
1785,  James  Everard  |  eldest  son  of  the  honourable  Everard 
Arundell  |  by  Ann  only  daughter  and  heir  of  John  Windham, 
Esq.,  I  of  Ashcombe  in  the  county  of  Wilts.  |  After  a  long 
and  painful  illness  |  she  closed  a  life  of  charity  benevolence 
and  virtue  |  by  a  pious  death  February  14,  1805,  |  aged  40 
years.  |  She  hath  opened  her  hand  to  the  needy  |  And  stretched 
out  her  hand  to  the  poor.  ]  The  woman  that  feareth  the 
Lord  I  She  shall  be  praised.  Proverbs  chap.  31.  |  Requiescat 
in  pace.  |  Henry  Lord  Anmdell  dying  Dec.  4,  1809,  |  was 
succeeded  in  his  titles  |  by  James  Everard  Arundell,  Esq.,  ] 
now  nmth  Lord  Arundell  of  Wardour  |  who  erects  this 
monument  ]  to  the  memory  of  |  his  deceased  Maria. 
On  a  neat  marble  tablet  below  : 

M.  Eliz  :  Blanch  Arundell  |  Nata  Aug.  6,  1800.  |  Obiit  July  7 


206  IRNHAM 

1802.  I  Ascend  my  child  obey  the  Almighty's  will  |  Console 
my  heart  and  be  my  Angell  still. 

On  a  large  blue  flat  stone  in  the  floor  : 

*^  To  the  memory  of  |  Mary  Conquest  sole  wife  of  |  Benedict 
Conquest  of  Irnham  in  |  the  county  of  Lincoln  and  of  Hough- 
ton I  Conquest  in  the  county  of  Bedford,  |  esq.,  and  daughter 
of  Thomas  Markham  |  of  OUerton  in  the  county  of  |  Nottmg- 
ham  and  of  Claxby  in  the  |  county  of  Lincoln,  esq.,  who 
departed  |  this  life  the  2^  of  Febv  1745,  [  set.  38.  |  Requiescat 
in  pace.  |  Who  can  find  a  virtuous  woman  for  her  |  price  is 
far  above  rubies.     Pro  v.  31. 

In  this  chapel  also  are  deposited  the  |  remains  of  Benedict 
Conquest  aged  |  2  months  and  8  days  buried  Sep.  11th,  1739,  | 
and  Mary  Conquest  aged  4  months  2  |  weeks  and  6  days 
buried  Jan.  10,  1736,  |  son  and  daughter  of  |  Benedict  Conquest, 
Esq.,  I  and  Mary  his  wife. 

A  collateral  one  to  the  north  : 

►x^  To  the  memory  of  |  Benedict  Conquest  of  Imham  |  in  the 
county  of  Lincoln  and  late  |  of  Houghton  Conquest  in  the  | 
county  of  Bedford,  esq.,  who  |  departed  this  life  the  27  of 
October  1753,  |  setat.  45.  |  Blessed  is  the  man  who  thinks 
on  I  the  needy  and  poor  in  the  evil  day  |  The  Lord  will  deliver 
him  He  hath  |  distributed  he  hath  given  to  the  poor  |  and 
his  memory  is  benediction.  ]  Ps.  40  and  111  and  Eccl.  45.  | 
In  this  chapel  also  are  deposited  |  the  remains  of  John 
Thymelby  |  Conquest,  esq.,  younger  brother  of  |  the  said 
Benedict  Conquest,  esq.,  |  who  was  buried  Oct.  26,  1736, 
setat.  20.  |  Requiescat  in  pace. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  in  capitals  : 

Sam.  Breton,  Esq.,  Lieut-  |  ten*  of  her  Majesty's  ho  |  rse 
Guards,  Adjutant  |  in  y^  Netherlands  after  |  his  Travels  into 
Turkey,  1  aged  62,  Dec.  1708. 

On  another  to  the  east  much  rubbed  : 

Lucy  Breton  wife  of  |  [John]  Breton  rect^  sis-  |  ter  to 
Mathew  John-  |  son,  esq.,  clerk  of  the  |  Parliament,  departed  | 
Oct.  9,  Anno  Dom.  1706.  Take  |  y^  heed  Watch  and  pray  | 
lest  y®  know  not  the  |  time. 

A  hatchment  (D)  over  the  door  to  the  north  chapel  :  On  a  sable 
eagle  double-tete  a  shield — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Sable,  six 
martlets  argent  [Arundell]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Azure,  a  chevron  between 
three  lions'  heads  crazed  or  [Wyndham]  ;  impaling — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Arundell  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Quarterly,  argent  and  sable, 
differenced  by  a  label  argent  [Conquest].  On  another — Arundell ; 
an  escocheon — Quarterly,  1st  and  6th,  Quarterly,  argent  and  sable 
[Conquest]  ;   2nd,  Azure,  a  bend  between  six  martlets  or  [Luttrell]  ; 


EAST   KEAL  207 

3rd,  Argent,  three  palets  sable,  in  bend  four  mullets  of  the  last 
[Thimbleby]  ;  4th,  Argent,  a  lion  rampant  gules  ;  oth,  Argent,  a 
chevron  sable  between  three  boars'  heads  couped  sable  [Swinford]. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  north  aisle  supported  by 
three  arches  pointed  ;  a  chancel  and  north  chapel,  also  separated 
by  three  pointed  arches,  the  easternmost  one  blocked  up  ;  an  old 
Norman  arch  from  nave  to  tower  ;  a  great  deal  of  ancient  pewing, 
on  one  the  date  1618  E.G.     This  is  on  the  south  side  of  the  chancel. 

[See  also  Jeans,  36-7.] 

(MS  ii,  181-194.) 

€as;t  ^eal 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  14  August,   1834 — 
On  a   black  stone  in  the  north  aisle  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Hellen  the  wife  of  Peter  |  Short,  Esq., 
and  daughter  |  of  John  Bishop  late  of  |  Stickford,  Esq.,  who 
died  I  the  seuenth  day  of  January  |  1702(?)  |  in  the  thirty 
ninth  yeare  |  of  her  age. 

On  a  stone  close  by  : 

Heer  lyeth  interred  the  |  body  of  Peter  Short  cittisen  |  and 
merchant  taylor  of  ]  London,  lord  of  this  man-  |  ner,  who 
departed  this  |  life  the  tenth  of  August  |  in  the  five  and 
fiftieth  I  yeare  of  his  age,  1681. 

On  another  stone  in  the  pew  to  the  east  of  the  last  (C)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  John  the  son  of  |  Peter  Short,  Esq.,  | 
who  died  the  18  day  |  of  April  1707,  in  the  |  fifteenth  year  | 
of  his  age. 
On  an  old  stone  (D)  in  the  nave  has  been  an  inscription  in  church 
text,  round  the  verge,  what  remains  are  at  the  two  extremities  : 

humant^ lapide    corpora    obiit  .  .  .  die    decem.    A*' 

d'ni  MCC  .... 

A  fragment  of  a  stone  to  the  north  of  the  last  has  this  only  (D)  : 
Hie  jacet  Robertus  Tom  .  .  . 

A  stone  monument  against  the  east  wall  of  the  south  aisle,  the 
sitting  figure  of  a  woman  in  gown  and  collar,  about  half  the  size  of 
life,  a  cord  is  round  her  waist,  she  holds  an  inverted  torch  in  her 
right  hand  and  her  left  elbow  rests  on  a  skull.  On  each  side  is  a 
fluted  pillar  and  on  the  pediment  above  the  following  line  on  the 
cornice,  'Mat. — Non  est  mortua  sed  dormit  9  :  24.'  Underneath 
is  an  inscription  of  five  lines,  but  now  so  defaced  as  to  be  generaDy 
illegible  ;  it  is  in  capitals  ;  what  can  be  decyphered  is  as  follows  : 

Svsanna  •   Kirklian  •   being  •    wife  •    to  ....  d | 

this     •    monvment    •    erected I   •  •  •  ^^^ 

I ea    .    .    .   de 

I   ...  the  2,  IV  


208  EAST   KEAL 

Li  the  chancel  is  a  stone  (D)  from  whence  a  brass  plate  of  a  figure 
and  inscription  has  been  taken. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  interr'd  the  body  of  |  John  Hastings,  gen*,  who 
departed  [  this  life  March  y®  27,  1721,  aged  |  73  years.  |  Here 
also  lieth  y*^  body  of  Brigett  |  y^  wife  of  John  Hastings,  gent.,  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  February  y^  18,  1684,  aged  30 
years. 

On  a  flat  blue  stone  close  by  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Robert  Hastings,  gent.,  |  buried 
December  the  20th,  |  Anno  Dom.  1730,  |  aged  47. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  divided  from  its  two  aisles  by 
four  pointed  arches  springing  from  clustered  columns,  a  chancel 
separated  by  a  screen,  and  tower  at  the  west  end,  pinnacled.  The 
arch  leading  from  the  tower  to  the  church  is  blocked  up  at  the 
bottom.  Over  the  screen  are  the  Royal  Arms  &c.  with  the  name 
of  Cha.  Kirkliam  and  Rob*  Hastmgs,  churchwardens,  1757.  The 
font  is  octagon  supported  on  a  pillar,  surmounted  with  grotesque 
heads,  and  j)annelled  with  roses  and  a  lozengy  ornament  alternately. 
It  stands  on  a  basement  of  two  steps.  In  the  tower  are  five  bells. 
A  little  old  pewing  in  ye  church  (D). 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  xi,  87-8.] 

(MS  viii,  79-82.) 

llelsitern 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  August  14,  1833 — ^This  church  consists 
of  a  nave  and  chancel,  and  tower  at  ye  west  end  of  the  nave,  but 
small,  a  north  porch,  and  some  old  pewing  and  benches. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  within  the  altar  rails  is  a 
fine  monument  of  marble  (R)  in  a  recess  flanked  by  two  pink 
veined  marble  pyramids  or  obelisks,  the  figure  of  a  lady  in  the 
costume  of  the  Elizabethan  age,  sitting  with  her  left  foot  on  a  skull, 
and  her  left  hand,  which  holds  an  hour  glass,  resting  on  a  table, 
at  her  feet  is  an  infant  in  a  coffin.  On  one  side  over  the  recess  is 
a  representation  of  the  setting  sun,  Occidit  ut  oriatur  inscribed  below. 
On  the  other  a  clock,  and  below  Qualibet  expectes  tamen.  At  the 
top  are  two  winged  boys  holding  spades,  under  the  one  on  the 
west  Nil  sine  labore,  and  on  the  east  In  alto  requies.  Over  the  figure 
this  inscription  on  a  black  slab  in  capitals  : 

Franciscus  South  eques  auratus  dilectissimse    |   suae  conjugi 
EUzabethse   South   hoc   mo    |    numentum   amoris   testimonii 
ergo  I  posuit  |  Quae  potui  lachrymans  persolvi  funera  conjux 
Quseque  lubens  volvi  non  dare  dona  dedi  |  Dona  dedi  quels' 
(si  f  uerint  pia  numina  votis  |  Concessura  meis)  tecum  ego  spero 


KELSTERN  209 

frui  I  Interea  pro  te  mihi  fas  sit  amare  relictas  |  [Filiolas 
casti  pignora  bina  tori]  Quotque  mihi  et  natis  quot  charo 
tristia   Patri  |  Liquisti  totidem  det  tibi  Iseta  Deus. 

At  the  base  of  the  monument  on  a  black  slab  is  this  inscription 

in  capitals : 

Heere  lyeth  Dame  Elizabeth  South  eldest  |  daughter  to 
S^  John  Meeres  of  Aubonie,  |  knight,  by  Barbara  his  firste  wife, 
dau-  I  ghter  to  William  Dalyson,  esq.,  one  |  of  y®  justices 
of  y^  kinges  Bench  &  late  |  wife  to  S^  Frauncis  South  of 
Kelsteme,  |  knight,  to  whom  shee  bore  4  daughters,  |  Joane, 
Elizabeth  departed,  Barbara,  &  |  Frauncis  survivinge,  she 
dyed  y*  7  day  of  June  Anno  Do'  1604. 

Opposite  the  last  monument  on  the  south  wall  is  one  (R)  of  white 
and  variously  coloured  marbles,  with  these  arms  over — ^Argent, 
two  bars  gules,  in  chief  a  mullet  or,  a  crescent  for  difference  [South]  ; 
impaling — Argent,  fretty  sable,  on  a  canton  gules  a  cinquefoil  or 
[Irby].  On  the  east  side  is  a  shield  of  the  arms  of  South,  and  on 
the  west  that  of  Irby.  At  the  base  is  a  winged  skull,  and  above 
it  is  written  '  Volente-s  ducit  nolentes  trahit  '.  The  inscription  is  in 
capitals  : 

Memoriae  sacrum.  |  Heere  lieth  buried  in  the  vaulte  |  the 
bodie  of  Dame  Anne  South,  j  seconde  wife  of  Sir  Frauncis 
South  I  of  Kelsterne  in  the  countie  of  |  Lincolne,  knighte, 
and  seconde  |  daughter  to  Anthonie  Irbye  of  |  Whaplad 
in  HoUande  in  the  said  |  countie,  esquire,  and  Alice  his  |  wife. 
She  had  issue  by  hir  saide  |  husbande  six  sonnes  viz^  John,  | 
Frauncis,  Anthonie,  Thomas,  Charles,  |  and  Henrie,  and  fyve 
daughters  |  viz*  Alice,  Elizabeth,  Anne,  Jane,  |  and  EUzabeth. 
She  lived  ver  |  tuouslie  and  dyed  in  sounde  |  faithe  and  in 
the  feare  of  |  God  the  xn*^  day  of  May  in  y^  |  yeare  of  o'' 
Lord  God  1620. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Christopher  Hildyard  |  of  this  town, 
esquire,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  August  the  28th  in  the  | 
year  of  our  Lord  1719,  |  aged  51  years.  |  Here  |  also  lieth 
the  body  of  |  Christ^  Hildyard,  Esq^  |  (son  of  the  above  saide  | 
Chrisf  Hildyarde)  who  departed  this  life  |  June  the  17, 
1749,  I  in  the  36th  year  |  of  his  age. 

In  the  nave  are  flat  stones  (D)  to  the  memory  of  : 
Mr  John  Redman  died  June  15,  1748,  aged  85. 
EUzabeth  his  wife  died  July  5,  1741,  aged  70. 
William  their  son  died  INIarch  30,  1742,  aged  38. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  S  Q.  xi,  230-2.] 

(MS  iv,   143-147.) 


210  KETTLETHORPE 

Eettletfjorpe 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  15  September,  1835 — This  church  has 
been  modernised,  and  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel  divided  by 
a  large  pointed  arch,  and  a  tower  at  the  west  end.  The  font  is 
modem.  Against  the  east  wall  is  a  beautiful  bracket  supported 
by  an  angel  who  bears  a  shield — Quarterly,  France  (modem)  and 
England.  On  the  bracket  is  a  small  modem  figure  (R)  of  Justice 
in  alabaster. 

A  plain  stone  tablet  (R)  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel  in 

old  characters  : 

Juxta  hunc  locum  iacet  Joh'es  |  Becke  artium  magister 
quon  I  dam  Rector  istius  ecclesise  qui  |  vero  e  vita  excessit 
xviijto  die  |  mensis  Maii  anno  dom.  1597.  |  I  am  a  becke  or 
river  as  you  know  |  And  watered  here  y^  church  y^  schole 
y^  Pore  |  While  God  did  make  my  springes  here  for  to  flo  | 
But  now  my  fountaine  stopt  it  runs  no  more  |  From  churche 
and  schole  mi  life  is  now  berefte  |  But  to  y^  poore  foure 
pounds  I  yearlye  lefte. 

A  grey  tablet  with  a  white  um  of  marble  against  the  south  wall  : 
This  monument  |  is  erected  as  a  tribute  of  respect  |  to  the 
memory  of  an  indulgent  husband  |  and  affectionate  parent  | 
the  Rev^  Hugh  Palmer  |  who  died  6th  of  December  1799.  |  He 
had  been  rector  of  Kettlethorpe  |  for  twenty  years  in  which 
parish  |  he  lived  beloved  and  died  regretted  |  by  all  who 
knew  him. 

On  the  ledge  of  the  east  window  are  three  urns  (D)  of  alabaster, 
with  these  inscriptions  (R)  : 

Thomas  Hall  Arm^  |  obiit  Nov.  12   1698  |  EUzabetha  uxor 

eius  I  Jan.  3,  1677. 

Carolus  Hall  Armig""  |  obiit  Dec^^ris  i  i669  |  Anna  uxor  eius  | 

Jun.  18  1660. 

Carolus  Hall  Armr  |  obiit  Decbris  17  |  Anno  Christi  1700. 

A  white  and  brown  marble  monument  against  the  north  wall  of 
the  chancel  with  an  oval  of  white  marble,  surmounted  by  an  um 

on  which  are  these  arms — ,  a  chevron  engrailed  between 

three  lions'  heads,  erazed  ....  [Hall].  The  inscription  in  capitals  : 
Sacred  to  |  the  memory  of  |  Charles  Hall,  esq'",  |  only  son  of 
Thomas  Hall  of  Kettlethorpe,  |  esq.,  by  Amy  eldest  daughter  & 
coheiress  of  |  Henry  Mildmay  of  Graces  in  the  county  of  | 
Essex,  esq.,  &  |  relict  of  Vincent  Amcotts  of  |  Harrington  in 
the  County  of  Lincoln,  esq.  |  He  died  |  the  21  day  of  August 
in  the  year  of  our  Lord  1743,  |  aged  53  years.  |  Let  those 
who  had  the  happiness  of  his  friendship,  |  in  justice  to  his 
memory  |  speak  of  |  his  many  amiable  &  social  virtues,  |  but 
let  this  marble  |  eternally  declare  |  his  invariable  adherence 


KETTLETHORPE  211 

to  the  I  laws  and  constitution  of  England.  |  Also  to  the  memory 
of  I  Sarah  Hall,  |  only  daughter  of  the  said  Thomas  |  by  his 
first  wife  Elizabeth,  |  daughter  of  Sir  Robert  Abdy  of  Albins  | 
in  the  county  of  Essex,  bart.  |  She  died  Dec.  8,  1707,  |  aged 
30  years. 

A  blue  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Thomas  |  Hall  son  of  Charles  HaU 
of  I  Kettlethorp  in  the  county  of  |  Lincoln,  esq'",  who  departed  | 
this  life  the  12  da}^  of  Novemb-  |  er  Anno  Dom.  1698.  |  He 
had  to  his  first  wife  Eliza-  |  beth  daughter  to  Sir  Robert  | 
Abdy  of  Albins  in  the  county  |  of  Essex,  barr*.,  by  whom 
he  {  left  one  daughter,  viz.  Sarah.  |  His  second  wife  was  Amy 
the  I  eldest  daughter  of  Henry  |  Mildmay  of  Graces  in  Little  | 
Baddow  in  the  county  of  Essex,  |  esq.,  by  his  first  wife  Cecilia  j 
one  of  the  daughters  and  coheirs  |  of  Walter  Barker  of 
Haughmond  |  in  the  county  of  Salop,  esq.,  by  |  whom  he 
had  one  son,  |  viz*.  Charles. 

Another  stone  to  the  south  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  |  the  body  of  Darwin  Stow  |  of  Fenton,  gent.,  & 
Mary  |  his  wife,  the  daughter  of  |  George  Nevile  of  Thomey, 
Esq.,  I  by  whom  he  had  issue  |  seven  sons  &  five  daughters.  ] 
He  died  in  the  sixty  second  |  year  of  his  age  on  y^  |  sixteenth 
day  of  April  |  Anno  Dom.  1724,  |  &  his  wife  in  the  fifty  fifth  | 
year  of  her  age  |  upon  y^  23^  day  of  March  |  Aimo  Dom.  1719. 

On  another  more  to  the  south  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  |  the  body  of  |  Charles  second  |  son  of  Charles  | 
Hall  of  Kettle  |  thorp,  esq.,  who  |  departed  this  |  life  [blank]  \ 
of  Septe  I  mber  Anno  Dom.  |   1700,  aged  48. 

An  old  stone  much  defaced,  further  to  the  north  (D)  : 

Hie  jacet  Elizabetha  |  (?  honorata)  Gulielmi  |  Meekly  generosi 
uxor  I  quae  obiit  undecimo  die  j  Junii  Anno  Dom.  1605, 
unam  |  filiam  tresque  filios  illi  |  peperit  et  fluxit. 

On  a  stone  to  the  north  : 

In  the  vault  beneath  |  lieth  the  remains  of  the  |  Rev'^  Thomas 
Craster  |  who  died  March  the  27,  1806,  |  aged  62  years. 

Under  the  font  (which  is  in  the  centre  of  the  chancel)  is  a  blue 
stone,  but  all  uncovered  by  it  is  :  Frances  Qumcey  died  July  the 
4th,  1771 

On  another  stone  (D)  : 

In  the  vault  beneath  |  lie  the  remains  |  of  j  The  Rev^  Hugh 
Palmer  |  who  died  6  December  1799,  |  aged  66  years.  |  Hugh 
Palmer  |  died  11  November  1805,  |  aged  33  years.  |  And  | 
Mary  Accadia  Palmer  |  died  August  the  15,  1815,  |  aged 
49  years.  |  And  also  |  Mary  Palmer  j  relict  of  the  above  |  Rev<^ 
Hugh  Palmer  |  died  October  the  20,  1819,  |  aged  82  years. 


212  KETTLETHORPE 

On  a  blue  flat  stone  more  to  the  west  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Charles  Hall  only  son  |  of  Thomas 
Hall  of  Kettlethorpe  |  in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  esq.,  |  by 
Amy  eldest  daughter  of  Henry  Mildmay  |  arm.  and  relict 
of  Vincent  Amcotts  |  of  Harrington,  esq.  He  departed  this  | 
life  the  21  of  August  Anno  Dom.  1743,  |  aged  53  years. 

On  another  stone  further  west : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mrs  Sarah  Hall  daughter  of  |  Tho. 
Hall  of  Kettlethorp  |  in  y^  county  of  Lincoln,  |  esq.,  by 
Elizabeth  his  wife  |  daughter  of  Sir  Rob.  Abdy  |  of  Albins 
in  Essex,  bart.  |  She  was  bom  y®  21st  of  |  Dec^  A'no  Dom. 
1677,  &  I  dyed  y«  8  of  Dec^  1707,  |  in  y^  30  year  of  her  | 
age. 

A  white  stone  much  rubbed,  to  the  west  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mr  Gervas  Cole  who  departed  |  this 
life  September  [11]  |  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  [1747]  |  aged 
fifty  three. 

On  another  stone,  in  two  compartments,  rubbed  (D)  : 

(1)  Here  lieth  |  the  body  of  |  Mr  Robert  ]  Cole  of  Fenton  ] 
who  departed  |  this  life  |  November  y^  |  7,  m  y^  year  |  1720, 
aged  39  (?).  |  Here  lieth  the  |  body  of  Mr  John  |  Cole  of 
Fenton  |  who  departed  |  this  life  |  November  the  |  29,  in  the 
year  |   1703,  aged  68. 

(2)  Here  lieth  |  the  body  of  |  Mrs  Ellen  Cole  |  of  Fenton  |  by 

her  lost  |  son.     She  |  departed  this  |  life  January  ] , 

1713,  I  in  y^  .  .  .  year  of  |   .  .  .  age. 

On  a  stone  to  the  west  (D)  : 

Here  |  lies  the  body  of  |  Gervas  Cole,  gent.,  who  |  departed 
this  life  May  6,  |  1792,  aged  29  years. 

A  black  stone  more  to  the  west : 

In  this  vault  lie  |  the  remains  of  |  Timothy  Pjmim,  gentle- 
man, I  late  of  Nottingham,  ]  who  departed  this  life  at  Fenton  | 
October  the  5th,  1783,  |  in  the  81  year  of  his  age.  |  Also  |  in 
this  vault  lies  |  deposited  the  remains  of  |  Mr  Thomas  Huck  | 
late  of  Fenton  |  who  departed  this  life  |  January  20,  1786,  | 
aged  43  years. 

A  black  tablet  against  the  north  wall  : 

Near  |  this  place  was  interred  the  body  |  of  Gervas  Cole, 
gent.,  who  departed  |  this  life  May  the  6th,  1792,  aged  29 
years.  |  Also  Mary  Cole  relict  of  the  above  |  who  died  June  3^, 
1822,  I  aged  67  years. 

A  black  tablet  next  to  the  last : 

Near  to  this  place  are  interred  |  the  body  of  Gervas  Cole 
who  died  Sep.  |  11,  1747,  aged  53  years.  Also  EUzabeth 
Cole  I  wife  of  Gervas  Cole  died  Jan^  15,  |  1777,  aged  75.    Also 


KIRKBY   LAYTHORPE  213 

Gervas  Cole  |  son  of  the  said  Gervas  &  Eliz.  Cole.  |  He  died 
Nov.  28,  1771,  aged  41  years.  |  Also  Eliz.  wife  of  Gervas 
Cole  died  |  June  14,  1796,  aged  77  years. 

A  flat  stone  outside  the  west  door  (D)  : 

Here  lies  ]  interr'd  the  body  of  Amy  Hall  |  daughter  of 
Charles  Hall  |  rector  of  Kettlethorpe.  j  She  departed  this 
life  May  the  |  twentieth.  Anno  Domini  one  |  thousand  seven 
hundred  and  |  twenty  three,  in  the  twenty  |  seventh  year 
of  her  age.  |  Take  heed  watch  &  pray  for  y^  know  not  (the 
rest  broken). 

(MS  vii,   153-165.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  16  August,  1836 — This  church  consists 
of  a  nave  and  north  aisle,  resting  on  four  Early  Enghsh  arches, 
which  spring  from  plain  round  columns,  a  chancel  divided  from 
the  nave  by  a  small  screen,  a  tower  at  the  west  end.  The  font  is 
octagonal,  of  a  pattern  similar  to  that  at  Evedon,  but  the  bearings 
of  the  shields  are  defaced.  In  the  east  window  of  the  north  aisle 
is  the  following  coat  of  arms— Azure,  a  chevron  between  three 
trefoyles,  slipped  or  [Sleaford].  In  one  of  the  nave  windows  are 
some  slight  remains  of  painted  glass.  A  few  of  the  steps  to  the 
rood  loft  yet  remain,  and  some  ancient  benching.  The  arches 
lean  excessively  northwards,  and  are  supported  by  props. 

A  brass  plate  in  the  window  sill  south  of  the  chancel  in  capitals  : 
Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  y«  learned  &  pious  |  Tho  :  Meriton, 
B:D:,  late  rector  of  this  |  church,  &  Asgarby.  &  prebend  of 
y*  church  |  of  Lincoln  j  donor  of  a  charitable  bequest  to 
y*  poore  |  of  each  parish,  also  yt  of  his  birth  for  ever.  |  He 
married  EHzabeth  Pearks  of  a  good  family  |  in  Worcestershire, 
by  whom  he  had  |  one  only  son  who,  dying  in  his  infancy,  j 
was  here  also  interd  July  y«  xi,  MDCLXXxnn.  |  He  lived 
belov'd  &  reverenc'd  for  his  great  learning  |  and  exemplary 
vertue ;  &  dyed  y^  xn^^  of  JanJ'  An'o  Domini  |  mdclxxxv,  m 
y«  xxxxvniJ  yeare  of  his  age,  much  la-  |  mented,  especially 
by  his  deare  &  loving  wife,  who  |  cavs'd  this  inscription  in 
memory  of  him. 

Another  on  the  opposite  side  of  the  window  : 

Resurgemus.  |  depositum  Mariae  |  conjugis  chariss.  Jacobi  | 
Adamson  de  Sleaford  j  fihae  Robert i  Garland  |  hujus  eccl'ie 
nuper  rectoris  |  obiit  \Ti  Augvsti  |  mdcl\ti. 

A  plain  black  tablet  on  the  east  wall  south  of  the  altar  (R)  : 

In  memory  |  of  Gascoigne  son  of  the  |  Eev*^  Mi  Gascoigue 
Wright  I  and  Penelope  his  wife  |  who  died  July  31st,  1767,  | 
aged  22. 


214  KIRKBY  LAYTHORPE 

Under  the  altar  is  a  large  stone  which  has  had  on  it  two  half  length 

figures,  an  inscription  and  shield  in  brass,  all  now  gone. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  |  Robert  son  of  Robert  |  and  Dorothy 
Sanderson,  their  |  third  son,  who  deceased  |  Feb.  y*'  13, 
1722. 

Another  to  the  east  of  the  last  : 

Here  |  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Faith  Sanderson  the  |  wife  of 
Robert  San  |  derson  who  departed  |  this  life  Janu.  the  19,  | 
1704. 

At  the  west  end  of  the  north  aisle  a  flat  stone,  with  the  following 

inscription  round  the  edge,  much  rubbed  : 

Here  lyeth  the  |  body  of  Master  Thomas  Pylate  who  | 
departed  this  |  life  March  y*  14  (the  rest  effaced). 

Another  flat  stone,  more  to  the  east,  in  capitals,  rubbed  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  |  of  Mr  John  C  ....  it  |  who  departed 
this  life   I  March  y«  .  .  ,  1688. 

On  a  flat  stone  by  the  south  door  is  this  inscription  in  capitals 

round  the  edge  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Christian  late  wife  of  Mr  Georg 
Sanderson  who  departed  this  life  Decem.  y^  11,  1681. 

There  is  another  stone  on  the  step  of  the  door,  but  it  is  too  much 

defaced  to  be  decjrphered. 

Another  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  |  Robert  y^  son  of  Robert  &  |  Dorothy 
Sanderson  |  who  deceased  [December  12]  |  1720. 
[See  also  L.R.8.  i,  212 ;  TroUope,  Sleaford,  pp.  417-18.] 

(MS  vii,  231-235.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  29  July,  1833 — 
On  a  wooden  tablet  against  the  north  wall : 

Whereas  some  well  disposed  person  did  formerly  give  |  to 
the  parish  of  Kirkby  Underwood  the  sum  of  £32  |  to  remain 
a  town  stock  for  ever,  the  interest  thereof  |  to  be  distributed 
by  the  discretion  of  the  overseer  to  |  the  poor  of  this  parish 
20  shillings,  part  of  the  said  |  interest  to  be  given  on  Xmas 
day  yearly  and  12  shillings  |  the  residue  on  Easter  day.  This 
inscription  was  in  |  the  year  of  our  Lord  mdcclv  made  and 
in  this  I  church  afflxed  for  the  better  establishing  and  per- 
petuating I  the  said  charity.  The  Rev^  John  Jones,  LL.B. 
rector  |  Rev'i  Charles  Hyett  A.M.  curate  &c.  |  Generous! 
benefactor  that  did  this  gift  bestow  |  Altho'  forgot  nor  wej 
thy  name  do  know  |  Yet  in  those  happy  realms  above  thou'rtj 
known  &  blest  |  In  the  peaceful  mansions  of  eternal  rest. 


KIRTON  IN  HOLLAND  215 

The  church  is  small  and  poor.  It  consists  of  a  chancel,  rebuilt 
in  1826,  a  nave  and  south  aisle,  supported  by  three  pointed  arches 
with  clustered  columns.  There  appears  to  have  been  once  a  north 
aisle  from  an  arch  which  is  left  built  up  in  the  north  wall.  A  tower 
at  the  west  end  with  a  pinnacle  at  each  angle.  Font,  octagon. 
Many  old  benches  in  the  church.  It  contains  no  monumental 
memorial  whatever. 

(MS  ii,  229-230.) 

llirton  in  Jlollanb 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Kirton,  4  August,  1834 — ^This  is 
a  very  beautiful  church.  It  consists  of  a  nave  divided  from  its 
aisles  by  six  lofty  pointed  arches  and  pillars,  a  chancel,  and  tower 
at  the  west  end,  with  a  south  porch.  It  has  once  been  larger, 
having  two  transepts  and  the  tower  at  the  intersection,  but  in 
1820  they  were  pulled  down,  and  the  tower  rebuilt  at  the  west  end. 
The  font  is  octagon,  handsome,  pannelled  with  shields  in  niches, 
having  this  inscription  on  the  basement  stone  in  the  old  character  : 
Orate  pro  awima  Alani  Burton  qui  hanc  fontem  fieri  fecit 

A.D.    MCCCCV. 

The  altar  piece  is  a  painting  of  the  Adoration  of  the  Magi,  but 
is  by  no  means  excellent.  On  a  pew  in  the  nave  on  the  south 
side  are  these  arms —  .  .  .  .  ,  a  bend  of  three  mascles  .  .  .  ; 
crest — A  demy  swan  [?  Browne]. 

A  grey  and  white  marble  pyramidal  monument  against  the  wall 
north  of  the  chancel,  surmounted  by  an  urn,  with  this  inscription 
in  capitals  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  |  of  William 
Watson  gent.  |  who  departed  this  life  |  February  1,  1805,  | 
in  the  73  year  |  of  his  age.  |  Also  of  Mrs  Mary  Watson  |  the 
relict  I  of  William  Watson  gent,  j  with  whom  she  lived  |  in 
the  happiest  union  |  forty  nine  years  |  and  having  for  a  short 
time  I  survived  him  |  she  passed  from  |  this  vale  of  mortality  | 
December  14,  1805,   |  aged  70  yeares. 

A  stone  tablet  to  the  west  with  an  inscription  on  a  black  marble 

slab  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  |  of  Jane  wife 
of  I  Edw.  Watson  gent.  |  She  departed  this  life  |  on  the  27 
day  of  May  |  A.D.  1806  |  Ann.  iEtat.  34. 

A  white  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  with 
these  arms  below — Azure,  a  chevron  between  three  escallops, 
within  a  bordure  all  or  [Colby]  : 

Near  this  place  lyeth    |   Dixon  Colby  M.D.,    |   ob*  21   Nov. 

1756  I  aetat.  suae  77,  |  and  likewise  |  Elizabeth  his  wife  |  ob* 

21  Oct.   1739  I  aetat.  suae  59. 


216  KIRTON   m  HOLLAND 

A  blue  flat  stone  in  the  floor  partly  hid  by  a  pew,  the  inscription 

in  capitals  : 

Samuel  Bridg  son  of  Step  •  •  .  |  Bridg  departed  this  life 
.  .  I  Aprill  y^  30  and  was  |  interred  May  the  2^  da  .  .  | 
Anno  d'ni  1657.  |  My  uncles  name  I  have  |  and  do  enjoy 
his  grave  |  betwixt  my  parents  dear  |  My  Bones  are  lodged 
here. 

A  large  stone  more  to  the  west,  with  this  inscription  in  italics  : 

M.S.  I  Pickering   Colby,   gent.,  |  et  Marias  uxoris  suae.  |  Vir 
qui  non  Annis  vel  Uteris  |  sed  pietate  et  integritate  morum  | 
vitam  suam  honcstavit  |  et  patriam. 
Obiit  ille  v  die  |  Oct.  A.D.   |     Obiit  ilia  xxix  |   die  Martis 

MDCLXXXn.  A.D.  I  MDCXCV. 

Juxta  situ  est  |  Anna  Dixon  Marise  Colby  mater  |  ex 
Harringtoniana  stirpe  |  prognata  |  ab  hac  vita  discessit  |  xxii 
die  Octobris  |  A.D.  mdcc.  |  H.S.E.  |  Dixon  Colby,  |  Dixon 
Colby  M.D.  Stamfordiensis  |  fihus  unicus  |  Pickering  Colby 
nepos  j  adolescentiam  suam  in  nequissimo  seculo  |  summa 
verecundia  et  probitate  |  adomavit  [  inter  Oxonienses  dum 
literarum  studia  |  excoluit  |  et  avidissimo  corruptus  est  morbo  ] 
placide  tamen  et  patienter  |  extremum  vitae  miserandae 
curriculum  |  pertulit.  |  Heu  tandem  fato  immaturo  extinctus 
est  I  Diem  clausit  supremum  xrv  die  Decembris  |  A.D. 
MDCCXXXin  aetat.  suae  xxii. 

A  blue  flat  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last : 

In  memory  of  |  Mathew  Robinson  vicar  of  this  parish  |  ob* 
13  June  1745,  set.  32. 

Another  more  to  the  west : 

In  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  Robinson  |  mother  of  the  Rev<* 
Mathew  Robinson  |  late  vicar  of  this  church  |  ob*  28  Aug* 
1763,  set.  76.  |  Also  Math.  Robinson  |  son  of  the  aforesaid 
vicar  |  late  of  Holbech  surgeon  |  ob*  24  of  Jan.  1772,  aet.  28. 

Another  stone  to  the  east : 

M.S.  I  Marthae  |  uxoris  |  Rev'i  J.  Gregson  |  cui  |  decern  liberos 
peperit  |  ob.  Mail  9,  |  A.D.  1723  |  aet.  50. 

A  black  tablet  against  the  east  wall  of  the  south  aisle  : 

Abigail  |  the  wife  of  |  Mr  Richard  Harvey  |  died  Nov.  26, 
MDCCXCV,  j  aged  Lxrv^  years.  |  Mary  daughter  of  |  Richard 
and  Abigail  Harvey  |  died  April  3,  mdcclxxx,  |  aged  15  years. 

A  flat  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mr  James  Ellis  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
Nov.  25  1781,  I  aged  39  years. 

A  large  flat  blue  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave,  with  this 
inscription  round  the  edge  in  capitals  : 

Hie  jacet  Antonius  Conie  de  Kirton  generosus  qui  obiit  12 


KIRTON   IN   LINDSEY  217 

die  Novembris  A.D.  1589  et  Bridg.  uxor  ejus  quae  obiit  3 
die  Aprilis  Ano  D'ni  1589. 

On  another  with  the  inscription  round  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Robert  Hunt  gent,  was  buryed  the 
30  day  of  November,  Anno  Domini   1663. 

On  another  stone  : 

Claxon  Harrenden  son  |  of  Mr  Dan^  Hunt  &  |  EUz.  his  wiie 
was  bur  |  yed  Septem.  y®  xv,  1708. 

A  stone  more  to  the  east  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Edmund  Harriss  sen^  gent.  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  November  the  17,  1718  |  aged  55  years 
(there  is  more  of  the  inscription  but  is  now  effaced). 

On  another  stone  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  John  the  son  of  Mr  Edmund  |  Harriss 
interred  June  the  23,  1720  |  aged  21  years. 

On  another  stone  : 

In  memory  of  Alice  |  wife  of  Will°^  Ayre,  gent.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  Feb.  20,  1703,  |  aged  26.  |  Also  Will.  Ault  who 
departed  |  this  life  April  17,  1734  |  aged  22  years. 

A  blue  stone  to  the  east  of  the  font  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mr  George  Ault  interred  |  Aug.  y«  15,  1742, 
aged  41.  I  In  memory  of  |  Mrs  Eliz.  Ayscough  |  who  departed 
this  Ufe  I  May  25,  1780,  |  in  the  77  year  of  her  age. 

A  similar  stone  parallel  with  and  to  the  north  of  the  last  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mrs  Margaret  Baley  |  interred  the  1  of  Nov. 
1763,  I  aged  68. 

Another  similar  one  still  more  to  the  north  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mrs  Margaret  Ayre  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  the  23  of  May  1779,  |  in  the  58  year  of  her  age. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  166-167  ;   Churches  of  Holland.] 

(MS  V,  167-176.) 

Eirton  in  iinbs^ep 

Notes    taken    in    the    church    of    Kirton,    [blank]    September, 
1835— 

A    white    marble    monument    against    the    south    wall    of    the 

chancel  (R)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  George  Robert  Foster  surgeon  | 
who  died  April  the  3,  1817,  |  aged  24  years  ;  also  |  Greorge 
Robert  |  his  infant  son  |  who  died  May  24,  1818. 

A  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Helen  Susanna  Fox  |  who  died  July  1, 
1811,  I  aged  23  years  ;  |  also  of  John  infant  son  |  of  the  above  j 
Helen  Susanna  Fox  |  who  died  July  8,  1811. 


218  KIRTON   IN   LINDSEY 

A  grey  and  white  marble  monument  in  the  nave  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Frances  Purver  who  departed  |  this  Hfe  Sept. 
27,  1785,  I  aged  78.  |  Also  John  Purver  her  son  |  Captain  in 
the  20  Regiment  |  of  Marines  |  who  died  August  the  16,  1795,  | 
aged  57  ;  I  likewise  Elizabeth  wife  of  |  John  Purver  who  died 
July  15,  1829,  |  aged  80. 

At  the  west  end  of  the  north  aisle  on  a  flat  stone  (D)  : 

William  Trevor  |  thirty  six  years  vicar  |  of  this  parish  church  | 
changed  this  state  of  |  probation  for  that  of  retri  |  bution 
the  22  of  January  1764,  |  aged  71  years,  |  Ann  wife  of  the 
said  I  William  Trevor  |  the  24  of  March  1757,  |  aged  73 
years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  a  pew  near  the  north  door  (D)  : 

Anno  1657,  and  |  upon  Ascension  day,  |  the  soule  of  Christopher  | 
Pickering  ascended  Heaven  |  and  left  his  body  to  rest  |  in 
the  earth  until  God  |  raise  it  up  again  to  Glory. 

On  a  black  tablet  at  the  end  of  the  north  aisle  an  inscription  to  (D) : 
Richard  Fletcher,  clerk  of  the  parish  31  years,  who  |  died 
10  April  1819,  aged  73,  and  Elizabeth  his  wife  |  who  died 
19  August  1803,  aet.  59. 

On  a  flat  stone,  next  to  that  of  Will.  Trevor,  an  inscription  to  (D)  : 
Thomas  Taylor  who  died  26  February   1773,  aged  40,  and 
Ann  his  wife  who  died  May  4,  1781,  aet.  70. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  with  inscription  to  (D)  : 
Jonathan  Bain  surgeon  died  13  Sept.  1783,  set.  84. 

Next  to  the  stone  of  Thomas  Tavlor  are  stones  with  inscriptions 

to  (D)  : 

John  Bullock  who  died  21  Aug.  1810,  aet.  61,  and  also  to 
John  Bethel  12  DeC  1786,  aet.  64,  Elizabeth  his  wife  11th 
Apr.  1785,  aet.  59,  &  John  his  son  who  died  18  Dec.  1768, 
aet.   10. 

On  a  black  tablet  of  wood,  against  the  south  wall  of  the  south 
aisle,  inscriptions  to  the  several  members  of  the  following 
family  (D)  : 

Christopher  son  of  Peter  &  Dorothy  Baldwin  who  died  2  Oct. 

1687,  aet.  1. 

Peter  son  of  the  same  who  died  30  March  1689,  aet.  1. 

Peter  son  of  the  same  who  died  26  June  1692,  aet.  2. 

Nicholas  son  of  the  same  who  died  19  Jan^  1694,  aet.  1. 

Dorothy  wife  of  the  same  who  died  24  Ocf  1695,  aet.  39. 

Dorothy  daur  of  the  same  who  died  1  Nov'"  1695,  aet.  4. 

Henry  son  of  Peter  &  Elenor  Baldwin  who  died  24  Jan^  1699, 

Another  tablet  opposite  with  inscription  to  (D)  : 

Mrs  Margaret  Hunt  widow  who  died  June  23,  1707,  aet.  73. 


LACEBY  219 

Flat  stones  in  the  south  aisle  to  (D)  : 

William  Caister  who  died  31  Oct.  1730,  aged  37. 

Benjamin  Footit  who  died  6  March  1781,  set.  73  (?). 

John  Footit  son  of  Benjamin   &   Sarah   his  wife  who   died 
May  1,  1787,  aet.  39. 

Christopher  Footit  who  died  March  10,  1805,  set.  19. 

Robert  Stow  who  died  31  Jan^  1738,  set.  29. 
A  black  tablet  records  that  Mr  Joseph  Turner  who  died  Dec^  9, 
1743,  gave  by  his  will  £3  to  be  distributed  yearly  to  the  poor,  half 
on  Good  Friday,  half  on  St  Thomas'  day.     He  also  gave  a  silver 
flagon  for  the  service  of  the  altar. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  divided  from  its  two  aisles  by 
four  pointed  arches  on  each  side.  The  columns  on  the  north  side 
are  round,  with  the  exception  of  one  which  is  octagon  with  a  capital 
ornamented  with  birds  and  beasts.  On  the  south  side  the  pillars 
are  octagon.  The  tower  is  of  Early  English,  with  lancet  windows, 
and  a  door  with  toothed  mouldings.  Two  low  arched  doors  lead 
from  the  tower  into  the  nave.  There  is  a  good  screen  of  the 
Perpendicular  style  before  the  chancel,  but  the  chancel  has  been 
fitted  up  in  extremely  bad  taste.  The  east  window  has  been 
blocked  up  by  an  altar  piece  attempted  in  the  Italian  style,  gaudily 
painted,  the  capitals  of  the  pillars  gilded.  The  table  of  common 
wood  painted  in  imitation  of  stone,  and  at  the  back  of  it,  between 
the  columns,  the  panel  is  painted  like  a  curtain,  not  unUke  the 
drop  scene  of  a  theatre.  The  roof  of  the  chancel  is  unceiled,  except 
over  the  altar  which  has  a  sort  of  canopy  or  half  ceiling  over  it, 
painted  blue.  The  whole  indeed  is  in  miserable  taste.  The  font 
is  extremely  plain  with  an  octagon  top. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  118;  Peacock,  English  Church  Furniture, 
pp.  232-3.] 

(MS  vii,  17-22.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  29  August,  1835 — 
On  a  flat  stone  (R)  in  the  chancel,  within  the  altar  rails  ;    arms 
cut  above — A  griffin  segreant.     Crest — A  demi  griffin  [Battell]  : 
Here  lieth  the  body  of  |   Ralph  Battell,  clerk,  A.M.,   |   late 
rector  of  Somersby  |  and  Bag  Enderby  who  |  died  the  9  of 
February  1780,  |  in  the  83  year  of  his  age.  |  Resurgam. 
On  an  old  stone  (R)  in  the  chancel,  with  inscription  romid  the 
verge,  partly  hid  by  the  step  to  the  Communion  table  : 

Robertits  Laund  qui  obiit  xx  die  Augusti  A'  D'ni  Mccccxxvn. 
On  a  marble  tablet  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

John  Holmes  |  ob.  4  April  |  1788,  |  set.  40.  |  He  was  true  & 
just  in  all  his  dealings,  |  a  social  companion,  |  and  the  poor 
man's  friend.  |  Also  |  Katharine  Holmes  |  wife  of  the  above  | 
ob.  Feb.  6,  1798,  |  aged  63. 


220  LACEBY 

At  the  west  end  of  the  north  aisle  on  a  stone  (R)  in  a  pew  there 
is  an  inscription  to  Nathaniel  Taylor,  who  died  26  May  1808, 
set.  64,  and  Sarah  his  wife  who  died  July  16,  1825,  aet.  79  years. 

Also  on  a  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  an  inscription  to  Frances 
wife  of  Joseph  Nainby,  who  died  22  March  1804,  aged  76.  Also 
to  Joseph  Nainby  who  died  6  April  1786,  aged  64. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Jonathan  Winship  A.M.  |  late  rector 
of  this  parish  and  |  vicar  of  Grassby  who  died  |  the  25  January 
1783,  I  aged  46  years.  |  This  stone  is  placed  |  in  grateful 
remembrance  j  of  a  tender  husband  |  by  his  affectionate 
wife  I  Thomazyn  daughter  of  the  |  Rev^'  Ralph  Battle.  | 
Resurgam.  |  Also  the  body  of  Thomasyn  |  Winship  his  widow 
who  died  |  30  January  1799,  aged  66. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Vincent  Grantham  Esq.  |  the  last  male 
heir  of  the  |  Grantham  family  who  |  died  the  10  of  December  | 
1758,  in  the  66  year  of  |  his  age. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave,  and  north  aisle  resting  on  five 
arches,  the  middlemost  of  which  is  a  fine  Norman  one  ornamented 
with  the  embattled  and  chevron  mouldings.  It  is  altogether  a 
handsome  specimen  of  that  style,  and  is  singularly  placed  as  the 
two  on  each  side  of  it  are  pointed.  There  is  a  chancel,  and  a  tower 
at  the  west  end.  The  font  is  octagonal  with  shields  in  quatrefoyles. 
There  seem  to  have  been  aisles  to  the  chancel,  as  on  the  north 
side  are  two  blocked  up  arches,  one  of  which  opens  into  the  vestry, 
and  another  has  a  door  in  it  ;  and  on  the  south  side  a  similar  low 
arch.     At  the  west  end  is  a  small  organ. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  xi,  88-89  ;  L.R.S.  i,  100  ;  Gentleman's 
Magazine,  1829,  part  i,  597-9.] 

(MS  viii,  129-132.) 

langtoft 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  July,  1831 — 
On  a  small  black  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the 
chancel,    in  a  recess    above,  a  lady  kneeling    before  a  desk  in  a 
black  hood  and  gown  ;    over  is  a  shield  of  arms,  but   they  are 
effaced  : 

This  monument  doth   represent    |    y^  memory  of   Eliz.   the 

wife  of  Bevell  |  Moulesworthe  of  Langtoft  Esq.  |  who  deceased 

5^  4  dale  of  May  |  Anno  Domini  1618,  |  setatis  sve  44. 

On  a  flat  stone  (R)  in  the  floor  beneath,  with  these  arms  cut  above 

—  ...  on    a    chevron  .  .  .  three    lioncels  .  .  .  ,    a    mullet    for 

difference  [?  for  Moulesworthe]  : 

Under  this  stone  lyeth   |  interred  the  bodye  of  |   Elizabeth 


LANGTOFT  221 

the  wife  of  |  Bevell  Moulesworthe  |  of  Langtoft  Esq.  by  | 
whom  he  had  issue  one  |  sonne  and  one  daughter,  |  which 
Ehz  :  deceased  |  the  4  of  Maye  Anno  ]  1618. 

On  a  flat  stone  (R)  by  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  with  these 
arms  cut  above — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Ermine,  a  chevron  .... 
between  three  chess  rooks  ....  [Walcot]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Ermine, 
on  a  chief  .  .  .  .  ,  a  lion  naissant,  [  ]  this  inscription  on 

a  brass  plate  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Sarah  the  wife  of  |  Bernard  Walcot 
of  Langtoft  in  the  county  |  of  Lincolne  Esq.  by  whome  he 
had  issue  fower  |  sonnes  &  three  daughters  who  dyed  the  |  24 
of  August  Anno  T)o7nim  1651.  |  Thou  bedd  of  rest  reserve 
for  him  a  roome  |  Who  lives  a  man  divorced  from  his  deare 
wife  I  That  as  they  were  one  hart,  soe  this  one  tombe  |  May 
hold  them  neer  in  death  as  linckt  in  life.  |  She's  gone  before 
and  after  comes  her  head  |  To  sleepe  with  her  amongst  the 
blessed  dead  |  Deus  dedit  |  ^temis  mutasse  Caduca. 

On  a  handsome  white  marble  monument  (R)  against  the  south  east 
corner  of  the  chancel  with  these  arms  above — Gules,  a  saltier  or 
[for  Hyde]  ;  impaling — Vert,  three  stags  tripping  or  [TroUope]  : 
Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  William  Hyde  |  Sen""  Esq.  who 
dyed  21  Novem  :  1694  |  aged  59  years  :  |  and  Mary  his  wife 
[eld-  I  est  daughter  of  S^  Tho.  Trollope  of  Case-  |  wick  in 
the  county  of  Lincoln,  bart.,],  |  who  dyed  the  21  of  March 
1671,  I  aged  35  years,  by  whom  he  had  |  three  sons  &  one 
daughter.  |  He  was  |  the  delight  of  his  country,  honour 'd  | 
with  the  title  of  honest,  chosen  fre-  |  quently  to  serve  m 
parliament  as  |  burgess  of  Stamford,  a  senator,  |  most  faithfuU 
to  his  God,  Kuig,  |  and  Country.  |  Judith  the  widdow  |  of 
their  eldest  son  piously  and  |  mournfully  erected  this  | 
monument. 

On  a  handsome  white  marble  monument  (R)  against  the  north  east 
corner  of  the  chancel,  with  the  arms  of  Hyde,  impaling — Sable, 
three  pick  axes  argent  [Pigott]  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  William  Hyde  Esq.  |  who  dyed 
8  of  May  1703,  aged  43  years.  |  He  was  |  beautiful  in  his 
person,  admir'd  for  his  |  great  sence  and  learning  which  he 
to  y^  I  last  imploy'd  in  the  service  of  his  country,  |  a  most 
tender  husband  and  carefull  |  father,  an  example  of  Honour, 
Vertue  |  and  Patience,  he  labour'd  the  greatest  |  part  of  his 
life  with  unparalleled  chear-  |  fullness  and  courage,  under 
the  most  |  exquisite  torments  of  the  gout,  in  hope  |  of  a 
blessed  resurrection.  |  Judith  his  most  mournful  &  discon| 
-solate  widdow  [who  was  sole  daughter  |  and  heiress  of  Alban 
Pigott  of  Hattford  |  in  the  county  of  Berks,  Esq.],  by  whome  | 
he  left  two  sons  and  two  daughters,  |  as  a  token  of  her  sincere 


222  LANGTOFT 

and   inviolable    |    affection,   erected   this   monument.    |    The 
above  named  Judith  dyed  Sepf  12  |  in  1709,  aged  43  years. 

On  a  white  stone  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 
Near  this  place  |  lyeth  interred  the  body  of  |  Margaret  the 
wife  of  I  the  Rev^  M^"  Headley,  |  vicar  of  this  parish,  1  who 
lived  much  respected  and  died  |  justly  &  deservedly  lamented  | 
Sept.  2^  1763,  anno  setatis  57.  |  Hinc  |  Disce  tunc  Discite.  j 
Near  this  place  |  lyeth  interred  the  body  of  |  the  Rev^  Mr 
John  Headley,  |  vicar  of  this  parish,  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  June  4th,  1755,  in  the  46th  year  |  of  his  age. 

On  a  black  tablet  (D)  against  one  of  the  pillars  of  the  nave  : 

To  I  the  memory  |  of  |  Henry  Rankin  |  April  y*  15,  1766,  | 
aged  I  57  years.   |  De  mortuis  nil  nisi  bonum.  ^^ij 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  floor  of  the  nave  (D)  : 

WilUam  |  Owen  Esq.   |  died  22nd  April  |   1827,  ]  Aged  81   | 
years. 

There  is  a  hatchment  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  with 
these  arms — Quarterly,  1st,  Hyde  ;  2nd,  Pigott  ;  3rd,  Argent, 
three  bugle  horns  stringed  sable  [Bellingham]  ;  4th,  Argent,  a 
saltire  engrailed  sable,  on  a  chief  of  the  last  two  mullets  or  [Iwarby]  ; 
5th,  Argent,  a  cross  voided  gules  ;  6th,  A  lion  rampant,  between 
ten  crosslets  or  [Brewes]  ;  7th,  Gules,  fretty  argent,  a  chief  or 
[Brogden]  ;  8th,  Argent,  a  bend  ermines,  a  mullet  for  difference 
sable  ;  9th,  as  the  1st ;  impaling — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Argent, 
a  cross  moUne  gules,  in  first  quarter  a  torteau  [Dugdale]  ;  2nd  and 
3rd,  Azure,  a  fess  ermine  between  three  falcons'  heads  argent,  beaked 
or.  Crest — A  unicorn's  head  argent,  attired  and  collared  gules. 
Motto— Mors  Janua  Vitse  (D). 

[Jeans,  Supp.  Add.  2.] 

(MS  i,  23-28.) 

ILangton  bp  OTragbp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  13  October,  1840 — This  is  a  good  old 
church  with  modernised  windows  ;  it  is  not  ceiled,  has  a  handsome 
tower,  and  consists  of  nave  and  chancel.  It  is  entered  at  the  west 
under  the  tower.  There  are  four  ancient  stones  (D)  in  the  nave 
which  have  had  inscriptions,  but  now  defaced,  and  there  is  one 
modem  stone  (D)  in  the  chancel,  also  defaced. 

On  a  black  flat  stone  (D)  in  the  chancel  under  the  Communion 
table,  with  these  arms  cut  in  on  three  shields — (1)  the  centre  bears 
— Semee  of  cross  crosslets,  three  cinquefoils  (Saltmarsh)  ;  (2)  the 
dexter  has — Saltmarsh,  impaling — A  chevron  between  three  Uons 
rampant  [Blythe]  ;  (3)  the  sinister — Saltmarsh,  impahng — On  a 
chevron  three  martlets,  with  this  inscription  under  (D)  : 


LANGTON   BY  WRAGBY  223 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Anthony  Saltmarsh  of  Strubby  |  in 
this  parish,  esq.,  who  departed  |  this  hfe  y*  ninth  of  June, 
[16]75,  I  in  the  34th  year  of  his  age.  |  He  had  two  wives,  the 
first  Jane  |  daughter  to  W"^  Blythe  of  Stroxton  |  m  this 
county,  esq.,  his  second  wife  |  Elizabeth  daughter  of  Michael  | 
Anne  of  Broughwallis  in  the  county  |  of  York,  esq.  She 
dyed  March  y^  28,  |  1672,  and  lyes  buried  under  this  stone.  | 
This  stone  is  laid  in  their  memories  by  |  Robert  Saltmarsh 
their  obliged  kinsman. 

On  another  stone   (D)  before  the  altar  rails  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Will.  Jenkinson  son  |  of  William 
Jenkinson,  gent.,  |  and  Jane  his  wife  |  who  departed  this 
life  Dec.  y^  6,  1726,  |  in  the  9th  year  of  his  age. 

On  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel  north  of  the  Communion  table  is 
a  neat  marble  monument  with  the  arms  of  Saltmarsh  above — 
Argent,  semee  of  crosslets  gules  three  cinquefoils  of  the  second 
[Saltmarsh]  ;  and  on  the  dexter  side  of  the  inscription  is — Salt- 
marsh, impaling — Quarterly  or  and  gules,  over  all  a  bend  sable, 
charged  with  three  water  bougets  argent  [for  Eure].  On  the 
sinister  side — Saltmarsh,  impaling — Argent,  on  a  chevron  sable 
three  quatrefoils  or  [Eyre].     In  capitals  : 

Nere  this  place  lyeth  the  body  of  William  |  Saltmarsh  of 
Strubbie  in  y®  countie  of  Lincoln,  |  esq.  whoe  in  y*  36  yeare 
of  his  age  married  |  Barbara  the  ladie  and  relicte  of  S""  Peter 
Evre  I  of  Washingbrooke  in  the  sayd  countie  of  Lincolne,  | 
kt:  by  whome  he  had  issue  Edward,  Tho',  William,  |  Anthon}^ 
Elizabeth,  Ann  &  Barbara,  Barbara  only  |  surviveing  was 
married  to  William  Godferey  of  |  Thoneoke,  Esq.  and  left 
issue  to  him  William  and  |  Barbara  Godferey,  the  Ladie 
Evre  dying  in  |  An°.  1642  He  married  Martha  Eyre  daughter  | 
of  Anthonie  Eyre  of  Rampton  in  y^  Countie  |  of  Notting- 
ham, esq.  and  by  her  had  one  |  only  daughter  named  lane, 
and  beinge  aged  |  80  yeares  was  on  the  4th  of  October  An^ 
1657,  I  to  the  Glorie  of  his  God  &  in  y^  good  esteeme  |  of  all 
good  men,  honorably  interred.  |  To  whose  memorie  his  beloved 
wife  I  erected  this  memoriall. 

On  a  monument  against  y®  east  wall  of  the  chancel,  south  of  the 
Communion  table,  with  these  arms  above — Sable,  a  chevron 
between  three  goats'  heads  erazed  argent  [Marwood]  ;  impalmg — 
Quarterly,  gules  and  vaire,  over  all  a  bend  or  [Constable]  : 

Here  in  hope  of  a  joyfull  |  resurrection  lyeth  y^  bodie  of 
Ann  I  y®  wife  of  Henrie  Marwood  of  Great  |  Ayton  in  the 
county  of  York,  esq.,  |  daughter  to  John  Constable  of 
Dro-  I  manbie  in  y^  aforesayd  county,  esq:  |  and  mother 
to  W'"  Marwood  of  |  Lawghton  in  y^  county  of  Lincoln,  |  esq: 
who  marryed  Martha   y®   wife  [  &  relict   of    W™  Saltmai-sh 


224  LANGTON   BY    WRAGBY 

of  Strub-  I  bie  in  this  county,  esq:  There  she  |  dyed  on  y® 
29  of  September  |  A^  Domi  1660,  |  in  y^  89*^  year  of  her 
age.  I  And  by  her  lyes  Deborah  y®  daughter  |  of  y®  said 
W™  Marwood  by  a  former  wife  |  who  dyed  Mar.  y®  1*,  1665. 

(MS  X,  57-60.) 

Haugfjton  bp  (^ainssljorougf) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Laughton,  5  September,  1835 — 

An  altar  tomb  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle,  but  it  has  been 
removed  there,  as  it  formerly  stood  in  the  centre  of  it.  On  it  the 
arms  of  Dalison — Three  crescents,  on  a  canton  five  escallops  ; 
impaling — A  lion  rampant  [?  for  Deane]  ;  with  this  inscription  in 
church  text  cut  under  in  stone  : 

Hanc  tumbam  fieri  fecit  WilleZmus  Dalison  pium  in  patrem 
gerens  affectum  |  filius  secundus  huiw-s  hie  humati  WilleZmi 
ac  unus  Justiciariorum  dominorum  Philippi  |  regis  et  Marie 
regine  ad  placita  coram  illis  tenenda  aiuio  domini  mccccclvi. 

On  the  table  stone  is  this  inscription  in  brass  : 

Hie  jacent  WilleZmus  Dahson  armiger  quondam  vicecomes 
et  eschsetor  comitates  |  Lincoln'  ac  unus  Justiciariorum 
pacis  &  quorum  in  eodem  comitatu  et  Georgius  Dalison  | 
filius  et  heres  eiusde7?i  WilleZmi.  Qui  quidem  WilleZmus  obiit 
decimo  octavo  die  me?isis  |  Decembris  anno  dommi  mcccccxlyi 
et  ao  regni  nuper  regis  Henrici  octavi  xxxvm  |  et  dictus 
Georgius  obiit  xx  die  mensis  Junii  Anno  domini  mcccccxlix 
&  anno  |  regni  nuper  regis  Edwardi  sexti  tertio  quorum 
animarwm  propicietur  Deus  Amen. 

Above  on  the  same  slab  is  the  figure  in  brass  of  a  man  in  armour 
under  a  canopy,  and  at  the  side  of  the  tomb  under  the  first  inscrip- 
tion mentioned  is  this  coat — ^Three  crescents  on  a  canton  five 
escallops  [Dalison]  ;  impaling — An  antelope  tripping,  on  a  chief 
two  crosslets  fiche  [Dighton].  Over  the  tomb  is  a  wooden  tablet 
on  which  are  painted  three  coats  ;  and  as  the  sinister  side  is  occupied 
by  one  coat,  whereas  the  other  two  divide  the  dexter  between  them, 
it  appears  like  the  arms  of  a  wife  impaled  with  two  husbands. 
The  first  on  the  dexter  side  is — Gules,  three  crescents  or,  on  a 
canton  ermine  five  escallops  of  the  2nd  [Dalison].  The  second  is 
— Sable,  on  a  chevron  argent  five  escallops  between  three  lions 
or  [James] ;  the  coat  on  the  sinister  half  is — Azure  an  antelope  J 
tripping  argent,  on  a  chief  gules  two  crosses  pate  fiche  or  [Dighton] 

Over  the  above  tomb,  but  it  is  doubtful  whether  belonging  to  it, 
is  the  bust  (R)  of  a  female  in  a  circular  recess  with  chincloth  and 
wimple,  and  her  arms  clasped,  and  above  her  is  a  stone  bracket  (R) 
supported  by  a  head  and  two  hands  upraised. 


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On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel 

(R): 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Thomas  Everatt  |  of  Laughton  | 
who  departed  this  life  Oct'^  24,  1828,  |  aged  57  years. 

On  a  black  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

Here  lies  the  remains  |  of  |  Philip  Wilkinson  esq.  |  son  of 
Philip  Wilkinson  esq.  of  Hull  |  and  of  Elizabeth  Helena 
Beverweek  |  of  an  antient  family  in  Holland.  |  He  was  bom 
at  Amsterdam  |  and  died  at  Laughton  |  May  the  17,  1768,  | 
aged  70  years.  |  His  half  sister  Jane  Wilkinson  |  daughter  of 
the  above  Philip  Wilkinson  |  and  of  Elizabeth  daughter  of 
Richard  Buck  esq.  |  the  unhappy  survivor  of  all  her  family  | 
placed  this  in  remembrance  of  him. 

On  a  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Underneath  |  this  stone  are  deposited  |  the  remams  of  John  | 
son  of  the  late  Rev.  I.  |  Cheeseborough  incumbent  |  of  Stoke 
near  Chester  |  who  departed  this  life  |  January  the  22,  1830,  | 
in  the  21  year  of  his  |  age. 

There  is  an  old  stone  in  the  chancel,  but  all  that  can  be  decyphered 
is  round  the  verge  (R)  : 

Joh'is  Dalison  iti 

The  church  consists  of  two  aisles,  and  a  nave  separated  from 
them  by  four  arches,  those  on  the  north  side  circular,  those  on 
the  south  side  pointed.  There  is  a  large  pointed  arch  between 
the  nave  and  chancel,  and  a  place  for  holy  water  remains  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Sacrament  table.  The  tower  is  at  the  west  end. 
The  font  is  octagon,  ornamented  with  quatrefoils  and  shields  and 
a  hollow  moulding  round  the  rim.  There  was  some  painted  glass 
in  the  east  window,  but  removed  to  Messingham  by  Dr.  Bayly. 

[See  also  Jeans,  38.] 

(MS  vii,  11-14.) 

Habington 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  30  July,  1833 — 

A  most  magnificent  and  elaborate  monument  of  alabaster  stone 
against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel,  and  reaching  nearly  to  the 
ceiling.  It  consists  of  two  tiers,  each  tier  decorated  by  three 
elegant  Corinthian  columns  dividing  it  in  two  compartments,  the 
whole  surmounted  by  a  rich  carved  pediment.  In  the  compart- 
ments of  the  upper  tier  are  these  inscriptions  in  capitals  : 

(1)  Fide  conjugali  |  secundum  Christi  redemptoris  |  adventum 
in  crypta  sub  proximo  |  marmore  reposita  expectat  inclyta  | 
heroina  Martha  una  filiar.  Guhel.  |  baronis  Evre  ex  Margarita 
fiha  I  Edw.  Dymoke  miUt.  faemina  summa  |  pietate  modestia 
patientia  uxor.  |  castiss.  congruenter  marito  Ann.  12  |  Adunata 


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mater  amantiss  :  quatuor  |  filior.  et  sex  filiar  :  e  quibus  Guliel.  | 
Evreum  Margaretam  Annam  Elizabeth'.  |  sui  ipsius  imagines 
et  amoris  mutui  |  pignora  superstites  relinquens  |  animam 
deo  reddidit  anno  setatis  33  |  salutis  mdci.  Eliz.  44,  Martii 
XI.  I  Conjugi  lectiss.  maritus  maestiss.  |  Williel.  Armyne 
mil.  honoris  et  |  memorise  ergo  sibi  que  et  suis  |  mortalitatis 
memor  devotissime  |  posuit  anno  D'ni  1605. 
(2)  Mors  sationis  instar  |  in  Christo  dormit  sub  hoc  tumulo  | 
Barthol.  Armyne  ar.  filius  minimus  |  Guliel.  Armyn.  de 
Osgodby  armigeri  ex  |  Katherina  filia  Johannis  Thymelby 
de  I  Irnham  militis.  Una  cum  illo  |  conditur-  Maria  uxor 
charissima  |  prima  Henrici  Sutton  ar.  genita.  |  ex  Margareta 
filia  Ro.  Husey  militis  |  Quae  quatuor  illi  liberos  peperit  | 
Guliel.  John,  in  conspectu  patris  |  mortuum  Katherinam 
et  Magdalenam.  |  Conjuge  sua  secunda  Katherina  filia  | 
Georgij  Cha worth  ar.  mortua,  Anna  |  fideli  uxore  tertia 
sorore  et  |  hserede  Ro.  Dymoke  ar.  superstite.  |  Obiit 
anno  setatis  58.  D'ni  1598  |  Septembris  xi.  |  Parent  opt. 
et  chariss.  officiosae  |  pietatis  ergo  fil.  luctuosiss.  Guliel.  | 
Armyn  mil.  monumentum  hoc  dicavit  |  anno  regis  Jacobi 
tertio. 

In  the  two  compartments  of  the  lower  tier  are  these  armorial 
bearings  ;  in  the  first  on  one  large  shield — Quarterly  of  four,  1st, 
Ermyn,  a  saltier  engrailed  .  .  .  .  ,  on  a  chief  a  lion  passant 
[Armine] ;  2nd,  A  cross  charged  with  five  mullets  [St  Medard] ;  3rd, 
Three  lioncels  rampant  [Dacre]  ;  4th,  A  fesse  between  three 
escallops  [St  Loo]  ;  impaling — Quarterly  of  four,  1st,  Quarterly, 
over  all  a  bend  charged  with  three  escallops  [Eure]  ;  2nd,  Barry 
of  six,  on  a  canton  a  crosslet  [Aton]  ;  3rd,  A  cross  [Vessey]  ;  4th, 
Three  Lioncels  rampant,  chained  [Tyson].  The  first  crest — An 
ermine  [Armine]  ;  second  crest — Two  paws  holding  up  an  escallop 
[Eure].  Motto  above  the  arms — Quod  superest  expectans  ; 
motto  below  the  arms — Spes  pulvis  et  ambo.  In  the  second  under 
compartment  are  three  shields — (1)  Quarterly,  1st,  Ermyn,  a  saltier 
engrailed,  on  a  chief  a  lion  passant  [Armine]  ;  2nd,  A  cross  charged 
with  five  mullets  [St  Medard]  ;  3rd,  Three  lioncels  rampant  [Dacre] ; 
4th,  A  fesse  between  three  escallops  [St  Loo]  ;  impaling — Quarterly, 
1st,  Barry  of  twelve,  over  all  three  birds  [Chaworth]  ;  2nd,  Two 
chevrons  [Alfreton]  ;  3rd,  A  cross  [Aylesbury]  ;  4th,  Paly  of  six, 
over  all  a  bend  [Annesley].  (2)  The  four  quarterings  of  Armyne  ; 
impaling — Quarterly,  1st,  Two  lyons  passant,  crowned  [Dymoke] ; 
2nd,  Vaire  a  fess  fretty  [Marmion]  ;  3rd,  A  saltier  between  four 
crosslets  [Friskney]  ;  4th,  A  chevron  between  three  bulls  [Tourney]. 
(3)  The  four  quarterings  of  Armyne  ;  impaling — Quarterly,  1st 
and  4th,  A  chevron  charged  with  three  crescents  between  three 
annulets  [Sutton  of  Burton]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  A  lion  rampant  [Sutton, 
Lord  Dudley].     This  motto  over  all  the  shields — Malim  mori  quam 


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faedari.     This    motto    below — Granum    mortuum    fructificat.     On 
the  projecting  ledge  of  the  base  are  twenty-four  shields  : 

(1)  Armyne  ;  impaled  by —  ....  on  a  chief  a  demi-lion 
issuing  [Markham].  (2)  A  fesse  ermine  between  three  water 
bougets  ....  [Meres]  ;  impaling — ^A  fesse  with  a  label  above 
of  three  points  [Birkin].  (3)  In  a  lozenge  [Armine].  (4)  Two 
bars  in  a  border  [Dene]  ;  impaling — Armyne.  (5)  Armyne  ; 
impaling — Three  pallets  [?  for  Thimbleby].  (6)  Armyne  ; 
impaling — A  chevron  embattled,  between  three  cinquefoils 
[Langholme].  (7)  Armyne  ;  impaling — A  fesse  and  label  in 
chief  [Birkin].  (8)  Arm;yne  ;  impahng — A  frett  and  a  chief 
[Harrington].  (9)  Armyne  ;  impaling — On  a  fess  between 
four  fleur  de  lis  two  fleur  de  lis  [D'Eyville].  (10)  Armyne  ; 
impaling — A  bend  [Mauley].  (11)  Armyne  ;  impaling — On  a 
bend  three  mascles  [Carleton].  (12)  Armyne  alone.  (13)  On 
a  cross  five  mullets  [St  Medard].  (14)  The  same  ;  impahng — 
Three  pallets  and  a  bend  [Ridel].  (15)  The  same  ;  impahng 
— A  fesse  between  three  escallops  [St  Loo].  (16)  Armyne  ; 
impaling — On  a  cross  five  mullets  [St  Medard].  (17)  Three 
mitres  [See  of  Norwich]  ;  impaling — Armyne.  (18)  Ermine, 
a  bend,  on  a  chief  a  Uon  passant.  (19)  Armyne  ;  impaling — 
Three  piles,  a  canton  ermine  [Wrottesley].  (20)  Armyne  ; 
impaling — Three  bars  [Bussey].  (21)  A  chevron  between 
three  trefoils  [Sleford]  ;  impaling — Armyne.  (22)  Three 
dexter  arms,  armed  in  pale  [Armstrong]  ;   impaling — Armyne. 

(23)  Ermine,    a    chevron    [Wenslow]  ;     impaling — Armyne. 

(24)  Fretty  [Cave]  ;   impaling — Armyne. 

Above  the  capitals  of  the  pillars  are  the  crests  of  the  ermine,  and 

the  supporters   of  the   monument  are  ornamented  with  trophies. 

On  a  stone  let  into  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel,  south  of  the  altar, 

this  in  capitals  : 

Memorise  sacrum.  |  Gulielmus  Armyne  armig.  fil.  Guhelmi 
Armyn  |  de  Osgodby  ar.  ex  Ehzabetha  filia  Hugonis  |  Bussy 
armig.  requiescit  sub  pavimento  |  juxta  murum  cum  Katherina 
consorte  |  sua  ex  qua  suscepit  quatuor  fihos  viz.  |  GuUel. 
prima  aetate  mort.  Johannem  et  |  Antonium  abreptos  morbo 
sudabundo  |  Barthol.  haeredem  et  vi  fihas  Margarit.  |  Elizabet. 
Katherin.  Dorotheam  lanam  et  |  Thomasm.  deinde  patribus 
adjunctus  est  |  anno  setatis  Liin  salutis  MDLvni  Eliz.  i  |  die 
Decern,  xxv. 

Another  stone  let  into  the  south  wall,  also  in  capitals  : 

Mors  mihi  lucrum.  |  Hereby  lyeth  Jane  Cha  |  worth  wife 
unto  John  |  Cha  worth  of  Southwell  |  in  y^  coimtie  of  Nott'  | 
esq.,  and  daught.  of  Da  |  vid  Vincent  of  Barneck  |  m  the 
countie  of  Nort.  |  esq.,  who  had  by  her  |  husband  xii  sonnes 
and  I  4  daughters.  She  hved  |  a  right  zelus  &  godly  |  life,  & 
dyed  y^  third  of  |  July  1606. 


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A  large   black  stone   against  the  north   wall  of  the   chancel,   in 

capitals  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Mrs  Mary  Blomer,  late  wife  of  the 
Rev.  D'"  Blomer,  vicar  of  this  parish,  |  who  died  the  20th  of 
June  1759,  in  the  62  year  of  her  age.  |  Here  lieth  also  the 
body  of  the  said  Rev.  Thomas  Blomer,  D.D.,  |  who  died  the  29 
of  January  1764,  in  the  85  year  of  his  age.  |  Memento  mori.  | 
And  ye,  beloved,  building  up  yourselves  on  your  most  holy 
faith  I  Praying  in  the  Holy  Ghost  keep  yourselves  in  the 
love  of  God  I  Looking  for  the  mercy  of  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ 
unto  I  Eternal  life.  |  And  unto  him  that  is  able  to  keep  you 
from  falling  and  |  To  present  you  faultless  before  the  presence 
of  his  glory  |  With  exceeding  joy.  |  To  the  only  wise  God 
our  Saviour  be  Glory  and  Majesty  |  Dommion  and  power 
both  now  and  for  ever.  |  Amen. 

A  marble  tablet  against  the  east  wall,  south  of  the  altar,  also  in 
capitals  : 

In  memory  of  the  Rev**  Mr  Francis   |   Hetherington,  B.D., 

vicar  of   Lavington    1    alias   Lenton  and   rector  of   Evedon, 

both  I  in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  who  departed  |  this  life  the 

26  day  of  October  1768  |  in  the  64  year  of  his  age.  |  Crux 

Christi  |  honor  mihi. 

In  the  nave  is  a  large  stone  (D)  where  has  been  a  brass  inscription 

and  figures,  but  havuig  been  taken  out  they  are  now  kept  by  Mr 

Hard  wick  the  vicar  in  his  house  for  their  better  preservation.    The 

figure  is  in  armour,  bareheaded,  of  large  size,  his  hands  clasped 

as  if  in  prayer,  a  shield  of  arms  was  on  the  stone,  but  is  now  entirely 

lost,  the  mscription  is  in  old  character  : 

Here  lyeth  Richard  Quadring  esq.  which  de  |  cessed  ye  xxix 
day  of  Septembr'  the  yer  of  our  Lord  |  moccccc°xi,  on  whose 
soule  Jh'u  have  mercy. 
A  flat  stone  (D)  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle,  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  William  Nottingham  |  son  of  Thomas  | 
Nottingham  and  of  |  Catherine  his  wife.  |  He  departed  this 
life  I  November  the  17,  175  .  ,  |  aged  56  years. 

On  another  more  to  the  east  also  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Catharine  the  wife  of  |  Thomas 
Nottingham  |  who  departed  this  life  |  July  the  29,  1749,  | 
aged  84  years. 

Another  still  more  to  the  east,  likewise  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  [  of  Anne  daughter  of  |  Thomas  and 
Catherine  |  Nottingham  who  died  |  April  y^  22^,  1764,  |  aged 
63  years. 

Another  to  the  east  (D)  : 

Here  lies  the  body  of  |  Elizabeth  the  daughter  |  of  Thomas 
Knight  yeoman   |  and   Alice   his   wife,   who   |  departed  this 


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LEADENHAM  229 

life  I  October  14,  1751,  and  |  in  the  20*^  year  of  her  age.  | 
While  here  my  daughter  I  have  lost  |  What  fates  decree 
cannot  be  crost.  |  Contentedly  I  tarry  here  |  Till  God 
commands  me  to  my  dear. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  south  aisle,  separated  bj'^ 
three  pointed  arches  with  plain  pillars  ;  a  chancel  divided  by  a 
screen  (R)  from  the  nave  ;  and  tower  with  a  spire  at  the  west  end. 
The  font  is  an  octagon,  pannelled  with  shields  in  cinquefoils.  In 
a  window  of  the  nave  are  these  arms  (D) — Argent,  a  lion  rampant 
gules  ;  and  in  the  east  window  of  the  south  aisle — Gules,  on  a 
border  argent  six  cinquefoils  of  the  first  [Darcy]. 

[See  also  L.R.8.  i,  207  ;    Lines.  N.  &  Q.  xiv,  97-104.] 

(MS  iii,  3-13.) 

Heabenjjam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  8  August,  1833 — 

A  white  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall,  these  arms  above 
— Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Argent,  a  bear  rampant  sable,  chained 
or  [Beresford]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Per  chevron  argent  and  or,  three 
pheons  sable  [Hassal]  ;  impaling — Azure,  a  saltier  engrailed  argent 
[Tyringham]  : 

M.S.  I  of  I  Christopher  Beresford  ]  eldest  son  of  William 
Beresford  late  of  |  Long  Ledenham  in  the  county  of  Lincoln, 
Esq.,  I  by  Margaret  daughter  of  S''  William  Thorold  of  j 
Marston  in  the  said  county,  Bart.  He  married  Jane  the  j 
eldest  daughter  of  Charles  Halford  of  Edith  Weston  |  in  the 
county  of  Rutland,  Esq.,  by  whom  he  had  issue  |  4  children. 
He  afterwards  married  Issabel  daughter  |  of  Sir  Francis 
Molineux  of  Hawton  in  the  county  of  |  Nottingham,  Bart., 
and  having  been  High  Sheriff  of  the  |  said  county  An^  Dom^ 
1700  and  Commissioner  of  the  |  Peace  in  three  Reigns,  died 
much  lamented  the  16*1^  day  |  of  January  1716,  aged  65.  | 
And  also  of  William  Beresford,  Esq.,  eldest  son  of  |  the  said 
Christopher  who  married  Jane  y^  daughter  |  of  John  Tyring- 
ham of  Nether  Winchenden  in  the  |  county  of  Bucks,  Esq. 
(by  whom  leaving  issue  |  one  son).  He  died  the  15*^  day 
of  November  1729,  |  aged  53.  Both  buried  near  this  place.  | 
Jana  relicta  praefati  Gul.  H.M.P.  anno  1730. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  floor  near  the  last  monument,  and  in  the 

north  of  the  chancel  : 

Here  lycth  buryed  Elizabeth  late  wife  of  Xp'ofer  |  Beresforde 
of  Ledenham  in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  |  Esq'',  one  of  the 
daughters  of  William  Cartwright  of  |  Ossington  in  y*"  coun  : 
of  Nott :,  Esq.,  by  Grace  Dabridgcourt  |  his  wife  ;  shee  brought 
forth  9  sonns  and  6  daugh-  |  ters  and  left  6  sonns  and  six 
daughters  lyveing,   |   &  dyed  in  y«  42<^  yeare  of  her  age  y« 


230  LEADENHAM 

24**^  of  Dec.  1635.  |  Wife,  mother,  friend,  to  Kin,  to  poore, 

the  best  :  |  In  vertues  seate,  in  heaven,  her  soule  is  blest.  | 

Posuit  hoc  msestissimus  ejus  vir  ;    C  :  B  :   | 
I  was  thy  husband's  kyn,  &  soe  was  thyne, 
I  have  noe  need  to  Idohze  thy  shryne. 
Wee  lyveing  for  thy  vertues  lov'd  :    all  vice 
Thy  soule  abhor 'd,  and's  blest  in  Paradise. 

Chr.  Beresforde  |  of  Fulbeck,  |  Esq. 

A  very  elegant  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel, 
being  a  Gothic  arch,  angels  supporting  it  from  under  ;  the  arms 
are — Gules,  a  chevron  between  three  lions'  paws  erazed  argent, 
on  a  chief  of  the  second  an  eagle  displayed  sable  [Brown]  ;  impaling 
— Azure,  a  chevron  ermine  between  three  swans  argent  [Swan]. 
The  inscription  in  Gothic  character  : 

Charlotte  |  wife  of  the  Rev*^  Tho^  Brown  |  rector  of  this 
church,  I  and  daughter  of  |  the  Rev^  Francis  Swan  and  |  Maria 
his  wife,   |  died  April  xxvii,   |   mdcccxxxi. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel,  the  arras  cut  above — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  A  bear  rampant  chained  [Beresford]  ;  2nd,  Per 
chevron  .  .  .  and  .  .  .  three  pheons  [Hassal]  ;  3rd,  A  saltier 
engrailed  [Tyringham]  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Christopher  Beresford  of  this  parish 
Esq.  I  the  only  Son  of  William  Beresford  |  late  of  this  parish, 
Esq.,  and  Jane  his  wife,  |  only  daughter  of  John  Tyring- 
ham I  of  Lower  Winchendon  in  the  county  of  Bucks,  Esq.  | 
He  was  a  youth  blest  with  |  a  sprightly  Genius,  |  a  lively 
wit  and  |  an  early  good  sense  :  |  All  which  were  so  crown 'd 
with  I  a  natural  sweetness  of  temper,  |  a  pious  sense  of  every 
duty  and  [  a  thorough  virtuous  disposition  :  |  and  so  happily 
placed  I  in  the  best  way  of  improvement,  |  that  he  greatly 
promised,  in  his  future  life  |  to  add  to  the  honors  of  |  the 
ancient  families  from  whence  he  sprung  :  |  and  to  be,  in  an 
eminent  degree,  |  of  ornament  and  service  to  his  country.  | 
But  as  it  pleased  God  without  further  proof,  |  to  take  him 
to  himself  :  |  his  mournful  mother  |  bore  this  sudden  and  severe 
tryal  |  with  an  amazing  steadiness,  |  which  only  religion 
could  support  :  |  and  piously  submitting  to  the  will  of  Heaven,  | 
placed  this  stone  for  him  and  herself.  |  He  died  Mar  :  23, 
MDCCXL,  I  in  the  16  year  of  his  age. 

A  white  marble  monument  at  the  entrance  to  the  chancel  on  the 
north  side,  these  arms  above — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Argent, 
two  bends  wavy  sable  [Key]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Argent,  three  lions' 
paws  erazed,  in  a  border  azure  [Brown]  : 

Near  |  this  entablature  lie  the  remains  |  of  Wilham  Key  |  late 
of  Nottmgham,  gent:,  |  who  died  May  1:  1752,  aged  64.  |  He 
was  a  most  tender  husband,  |  a  most  indulgent  father,  |  and 


LEADENHAM  231 

a  most  sincere  friend  ;  |  and  to  every  person  with  whom 
conversant,  |  affable,  courteous,  and  benevolent.  |  He  was 
ever  steady  to  his  principle,  |  a  zealous  defender  of  the  church,  | 
a  strenuous  assertor  of  Liberty  :  |  but  what  was  above  all  | 
(and  must  ever  prove  most  worthy  imitation,  |  and  be 
revered  by  posterity)  |  He  liv'd  and  dy'd,  |  not  only  in 
profession,  but  also  in  practice,  |  a  truly  religious,  and  sincere 
Christian. 

On  a  similar  monument  exactly  opposite  on  the  south  side  with 

the  same  arms  over  : 

Near  |  this  entablature  lie  the  remains  |  of  Elhs  Key  |  son  of 
William  and  Ann  Key  |  late  of  Nottingham  |  who  died  Dec'" 
25  :  1756,  |  aged  37. 

On  a  flat  black  stone  in  the  nave,  arms  quarterly  of  Key  : 

Here  lies  interred  the  body  of  |  Ellis  Key  |  late  of  Notting- 
ham j  who  died  Dec.  25,  1756,   |  aged  37. 

On  a   black  stone  next  to   the  last  with   the  arms  quarterly   of 

Key: 

Here  lies  interred  the  body  of  |  William  Key  late  of  |  Notting- 
ham, gent.,  who  departed  this  life  |  May  1,  1752,  aged  64.  | 
In  the  same  grave  lies  the  remains  |  of  Ann  wife  of  the  said  j 
William  Key,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this  life  Oct.  21,  1729,  j 
aged  40,  |  and  also  the  remains  of  Thomas  |  son  of  William 
and  Ann  Key  |  who  departed  this  life  Aug.  30,  1730,  | 
aged  18. 

Against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  stone  shield  of  arms,  well 
carved,  inscribed  above  C.B.  The  arms  are — Quarterly,  1st  and 
4th,  .  .  .  .  ,  a  bear  rampant  .  .  .  chained  and  muzzled  .  . 
[Beresford] ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Per  chevron  between  three  pheons  .  .  .  , 
a  crescent  for  difference  [Hassal]  ;  the  whole  differenced  by  a 
crescent. 

On  the  floor  below  on  a  brass  plate  is  the  following  inscription  in 

capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  Margaret  late  wife  of  William  Beresforde  |  of 
Ledenham  in  the  countie  of  Lincolne,  Esq^.  second  |  daughter 
of  S*"  William  Thorold  of  Marston  in  the  countie  |  aforesaid, 
Kt  and  Baronet,  who  left  living  fower  children,  |  Anne, 
Elizabeth,  Christopher,  and  William,  and  departed  |  this 
life  in  the  thirtie  seaventh  yeare  of  her  age  the  |  20th  day 
of  November  1655.  |  Heere  lies  interred  heere  lies  one,  |  Ah 
aske  not  who  without  a  groane,  |  Prudence  meekness  all  the 
graces,  |  which  with  our  losse  have  lost  there  places,  |  If  a 
chast  wife  a  virgin  may  be  sayd,  |  Who  lived  a  woman  but 
which  dyed  a  mayd  |  Reader  who  soe're  thou  bee  |  TeU  the 
world  what  I  tell  thee. 


232  LEADENHAM 

A  flat  stone  more  to  the  west  within  the  altar  rails  : 

Here  lyeth  Isabell  the  |  wife  of  Chr.  Beresford,  |  esq.,  youngest 

daughter  |  of  S^  Fra.  Molyneux  Bar.  who  departed  |  the  12 

day  I  of  April  |   1708. 

A  white  marble  monument  (R)  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel, 

the  arms  over — Argent,  a  lion  rampant  gules  ;    impaling — Argent, 

two  bendlets  azure  [Key]  ;    a  helmet  over ;    in  capitals  : 

In  this  chancel  lie  deposited  |  the  remains  of  Ellis  Key,  esq., 
of  this  place,  |  buried  the  12*^  of  Feby  1723,  ]  aged  41  years.  | 
Also  of  Anna  his  wife  |  one  of  the  daughters  of  Edward  Storer, 
esq.,  of  Buckminster  |  in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  |  buried 
the  17*^  of  June  1765,  |  aged  79  years.  |  They  had  six  children  | 
viz.  Mary,  John,  Thomas,  and  Ellis,  who  died  Infants,  |  Jane 
still  surviving  bom  the  29th  of  May  1716,  |  married  to  WiUiam 
Reeve  of  |  Melton  Mowbray  in  the  county  of  Leicester,  Esq^.,  | 
the  9th  of  October  1738.  |  Heiress  of  her  late  brother  John 
Key,  esq.,  |  who  was  bom  the  3^  of  June  1723,  and  interred 
here  |  the  16th  of  April  1789,  |  aged  65  years  |  who  by  his 
will  gave  five  hundred  pounds  for  the  benefit  of  |  poor  men 
of  this  parish  above  the  age  of  50  who  should  not  have  | 
received  relief  from,  or  lived  in,  any  of  the  Poor  Houses 
belonging  j  to  the  said  parish  for  the  space  of  seven  years  | 
previous  to  their  being  candidates  for  the  said  charity. 

[On  the  floor,  underneath  the  above,  on  the  south  side,]  the  figure  of 
a  lady  in  brass,  her  hands  clasped  let  into  a  blue  stone,  inscription 
in  capitals  in  brass  : 

Here  lyeth  the  Right  Honourable  the  Ladie  Elizabeth  | 
daughter  to  y®  right  Hon.  Thomas  Earell  of  |  Lincolne  Lord 
Clynton  &  Saye  &  wife  to  John  Beresforde,  Gent.,  to  whome 
shee  left  living  |  3  children  Thomas,  Marye,  &  Fynes,  shee  | 
departed  this  life  26*^  of  July  Aimo  D'ni  1624,  |  setatis 
sue  32. 

On  a  flat  stone  more  to  the  north  in  capitals  : 

M.S.  I  Maria  |  Jeremise  Elhs,  S.T.P.,  |  uxor  quae  geminos  | 
Theophilum  et  Rebeccam  |  una  cum  Matre  sepultos  enixae  j 
decessit  |  ob.  A.S.  1783.  |  Juxtaque  |  Anna  et  Harriet  |  ex 
eisdem  Jeremia  et  Maria  |  susceptae  infantes  conduntur. 

On  another  more  to  the  north  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  John  Key,  esq.,  |  who  died  April  P*, 
1789,  I  aged  66  years. 

Two  other  stones  more  to  the  west  both  in  capitals  : 

Sub  hoc  lapide   |   jacent  reliquiae  Rebeccae   |   Jeremiae  Ellis,j 
S.T.P.,  matris  |  ob.  A.S.  1783  |  aetat.  lxxxvi. 
Carolus   |   filius  alter  |  Jeremice  et  Mariae  Elhs.   |   Hie  humi 
redditus  |  annos  xx  natus  j  vi  febris  malignae  |  consumptus 
periit  |  A.S.  mdcclxxxix. 


LEADENHAM  233 

A  blue  stone  more  to  the  north  : 

Here  |  lies  interred  the  body  of  |  Henry  Reeve  |  third  son 
of  William  Reeve,  esq.,  |  by  Melicent  Mary  his  wife  |  who 
died  on  the  26  day  of  |  September  1801,  |  in  the  13  year  of  | 
his  age. 

Another  more  to  the  east  : 

Here  |  lies  interred  the  body  of  |  Jane  Reeve  |  eldest  daughter 
of  William  Reeve,  esq.,  |  by  Melicent  Mary  his  wife  |  who 
died  on  the  3'>  day  of  |  March  1808,  |  in  the  23  year  of  |  her 
age. 

A  handsome  white  stone  monument  in  the  ancient  style  against 
the  wall  of  the  north  aisle  consisting  of  a  cinquefoiled  ogee  arch 
crocketed,   ending   in   a   fine   finial,    these   arms   over — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Reeve  ;   2nd,  Per  bend  argent  and  or  two  bends  [Key]  ; 
Sable,    on    a    chevron    engrailed    argent    three    escallops    of    the 
field  [for  Sherard].     Crest — A  horse's  head  couped  argent  collared 
gules  [Reeve].     Inscription  in  capitals  on  a  white  marble  slab  : 
Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  |  William  Reeve,  esq.,  |  of  Leaden- 
ham,    I    son   and   heir  of  William   Reeve,  esq.,    |    of   Melton 
Mowbray  |  in  the  county  of  Leicester,  |  and  Jane  his  wife,  | 
who  died  at  Cheltenham  December  27,  1820,  |  aged  69  years.  | 
He  was  kind,  affectionate,  sincere,   |  and  deeply  lamented   j 
by  his  family  and  friends ;   |  his  remains  are  deposited   |   in 
the  family  vault  beneath. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  south  aisle  in  capitals  (R)  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Sarah  Hunton,  |  who  died  Feb'^'  11, 
1799,  I  aged  78  years.  |  Also  of  Robert  Hunton  |  who  died 
Sepf  15th,  1798^  I  aged  58  years.  \  Also  of  Edward  Muxlow  | 
he  died  Sep^  8*^,  1794,  |  aged  12  years. 

A  flat  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle,  this  inscription  round, 
beginning  at  the  east  side,  the  west  side  covered  by  a  pew,  in  old 
character  (R)  : 

Were  earth  from  earth  :  by  birth  or  vertue  kept  then  worthy 
Vaughan  here  :  had  never  slept  :  but  :  though  his  bodie  in 
this  tombe  be  thrust :  death  hath  :  not  laid  his  honor  :  in  the 
dust  :  his  dood  [sic]  deeds  live  :  and  praise  him  :  after  dreath 
[sic]  :  True  vertue  :  never  dyde  for  :  want  of  breath.  :  Abiit 
28  January,  :  aetatis  suae  70,  :  Anno  Dom'i  1618.  :  Posuit 
Winifred  :  Vaughan. 

On  a  handsome  grey  veined  marble  slab  supported  on  four  square 
pillars,  the  arms  of  Beresford  above  and  the  crest  a  griffin's  head 
holding  in  his  beak  an  arrow  [Beresford]  : 

In  memory  of  j  Christopher  Beresford,  gentleman,  |  son  of 
Christopher  Beresford  of  |  Ledenham  in  the  County  of  Lincoln, 
esq"^.,   I  by  Jane  his  first  wife  |  eldest  daughter  of  Charles 


234  LEADENHAM 

Halford,  esq"".,  |  of  Edith  Weston  in  the  county  of  Rutland,  | 
who  departed  this  hfe  August  the  14*^^  1738,  |  and  in  the 
6pt  year  of  his  age. 

On  a  lozenge  shaped  marble  slab  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

In  memory  |  of  a  dutiful  son  and  |  sincere  friend  the  Rev^ 
Mr  I  Robert  Mason  of  Mareham  |  le  Fen,  ob.  July  l^t,  1737,  | 
aged  28  years  and  8  months. 

This  church  is  large  and  handsome.  It  consists  of  a  nave  separated 
from  its  aisles  by  three  lofty  pointed  arches  with  clustered  columns. 
A  similar  arch  opens  into  the  chancel,  the  east  window  of  which 
is  filled  with  modem  painted  glass.  The  altar  is  solid  stone  in 
the  old  fashion,  with  shields  round  it,  and  at  the  corners,  at  the 
bottom,  lions.  This  and  the  east  window  was  presented  to  the 
church  by  the  Rev^  Tho^  Brown  the  present  rector. 

[See  also  L.E.S.  i,  228  ;   Jeans,  38-9.] 

(MS  iii,  219-234.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Legesby,  14  October,  1840 — The 
church  is  a  tolerable  size,  but  thatched,  except  the  chancel.  It 
consists  of  a  nave,  south  aisle,  and  chancel  ;  there  is  a  covered 
porch  on  the  south  side.  The  font,  which  is  plain,  has  sunk  down 
on  one  side. 

On   the   east  wall  of   the   chancel   is   a   tablet  with   this   inscrip- 
tion (R)  : 

Near   |   this  place  lie   |    the  remains  of   |    William  Branston 

Gen*  I  who  died  Nov^  19,  1778.  |  Also  of  |  Leah  his  widow  | 

who  died  July  17,  1806,  |  aged  81. 

In  the  aisle  there  have  been  some  old  stones  ;   one  has  had  a  small 

brass  plate,  but  now  gone  ;    and  another  has  had  an  inscription 

round  the  edge,  too  much  worn  to  be  decipherable. 

(MS  ix,  227-228.) 

TLimhtx  iWagna 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  30  August,  1835 — 

On  a  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  : 

Sacred  [  to  the  memory  of  the  Rev**  |  George  Holiwell,  who' 
having  j  faithfully  discharged  his  duty  |  as  rector  of  Somerby 
near  |   Brigg  almost  53  years,  and  as   |   vicar  of  this  parish 

45  years,  |  departed  this  life  the  15  |  day  of  April  1787,  in 
the  79  I  year  of  his  age.  |  Robert  his  eldest  son,  who  died  |  at 
Swallow,  was  buried  in  this  |  chancel  Feb.  24,  1790,  in  the  | 

46  year  of  his  age. 


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On  a  similar  tablet  close  by,  to  the  west  of  the  last  (R)  : 

Sacred  \  to  the  memory  of  Mary  |  Holiwell  relict  of  the  Rev^  | 
George  Holiwell  |  who  died  at  Brigg  on  the  |  27  day  of  Decem- 
ber 1801,  I  in  the  77  year  of  her  age,  |  beloved  &  lamented 
by  all  I  who  knew  her. 

There  are  many  flat  stones,  across  the  end  of  the  nave,  two  of 
which  are  to  the  Byrons. 

[See  also  L.R.S  i,  105.] 

(MS  vii,  61-62.) 

arte  Catfjebral  Cfjurclj  of  lincoln 

Notes  taken  in  the  cathedral  of  Lincoln,  [blank]  August,  1833 — 

In  Bishop  Russell's  Chapell  on  the  west  side  a  white  marble  monu- 
ment (R)  with  these  arms  above — A  saltier  [Yorke]  ;  impaling 
Sable,  a  bend  between  three  garbs  or  [?  for  Oates],  colours  nearly 
gone,  the  whole  in  a  lozenge  : 

In  memoriam  |  Eliz.  Yorke,  cujus  cineres  hoc  intra  sacellum  | 
ipsius  votis  depositi  requiescunt.  |  Et  si  qua  restat  humanitas, 
si  quae  pro  defunctorum  votis  |  usquam  relligio  ;  diu  requies- 
cant.  I  Nata  erat  |  Ricardo  Oates  de  Pontefracto  proles 
unica  |  vixit  |  marito,  Willhelmo  Yorke  de  Lessingham  | 
valde  dilecta  |  Amicorum  deliciae  ;  omnibus  grata  |  tandem  j 
longa  effracta  valetudine,  |  patientia  vero,  fide  spe  salva  ;  j 
foelix  natae  pio  amore,  foehx  pietate  sua,  |  dei  opt.  max. 
tutela  et  prsesidio  freta,  |  doloris  expers,  anima  furtim 
corpore  elapsa,  |  placide  obdormivit  |  prid.  kal.  Marti  j  | 
MDCCXL  I  hoc  posuit  Pen.  Yorke. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  next  to  the  last  (R),  with  these  arms 
under — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Argent,  a  chevron  gules  between 
three  sheaves  of  three  arrows  each  sable,  banded  and  pointed  of 
the  second  [Best]  ;  2nd,  Argent,  a  lion  rampant  gules,  over  all  a 
fesse  sable  [Whittingham]  ;  3rd,  Azure,  a  fleur  de  Us  argent 
[Digby]  : 

Henry  Best,  M.A.,  |  prebendary  of  this  church,  |  died  1755, 
aged  57,  |  His  relict,  Mercy,  |  daughter  of  Richard  Whitting- 
ham esq'"  I  died  1777,  aged  72.  |  Henry  Best  D.D.,  |  prebendary 
of  this  church,  |  died  1782,  aged  51,  |  His  relict,  Magdalene,  | 
daughter  of  Kenelm  Digby  esq*"  |  died  1797,  aged  63. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  |  the  Rev^  John  Gordon,  D.D., 
F.S.A.,  I  archdeacon  of  Lincoln,  |  Precentor  of  this  church,  | 
and  Rector  of  Henstead  |  in  the  county  of  Suffolk,  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  January  the  4th,  1793,  |  aged  67  yeai-s.  | 
Also  of   I   Anne  Gordon   |   his  wife   |   rehct  of  the  Rev'^  D'' 


236  THE   CATHEDRAL  CHURCH   OF  LINCOLN 

Williams  |  of  Barrow  in  the  county  of  Suffolk  |  and  daughter 
of  the  Rev'^  D^  Dighton  |  of  Newmarket  by  Elizabeth  his 
wife,  I  who  died  |  June  the  15th,  1781,  |  aged  63  years.  |  The 
memory  of  the  just  is  blessed  |  Prov.  x  :  7. 

On  a  stone  tablet  against  the  east  side  in  capitals  (R)  : 

Here  lieth  Marye  davghter  to  |  George  Fitzwilliam  of  Mable 
Thorpe  esqvire,  who  was  first  |  maried  to  Richard  Hiltofte 
esqvire,  after  to  Anthony  |  Nevill  gent.,  &  last  to  Francis  | 
Bvllingham  esqvire,  who  did  |  commend  her  sovle  to  God, 
&  I  her  bodye  to  the  grave  the  [Hth]  |  of  November  awno 
1607. 

On  a  white  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall,  with  these 

arms  above — Argent,  a  fesse  wavy  between  three  estoiles  sable 

[Gilby]  : 

In  I  memory  of  |  Elizabeth  Hatton  widow  |  one  of  the 
daughters  of  |  S*"  William  Scroggs  knt,  sometime  j  cheif 
justice  of  the  Kings  Bench.  |  First  married  to  Anthony  Gylbj- 
esq.  I  of  Everton  in  the  county  of  Nottingham,  |  and  after- 
wards to  the  Hon^'^  Charles  Hatton,  |  younger  son  of 
Christopher  Lord  Hatton,  |  of  Kirby  in  the  county  of 
Northampton,  |  who  dyed  May  xxii,  |  mdccxxiv.  |  Her 
only  surviveing  son  William  Gylby  esq.,  |  recorder  of  this  city 
erected  this  monument  |  intending  it  for  her  and  himself. 

Underneath  on  the  pedestal  of  the  monument  is  inscribed  (D)  : 

Here  also  lyeth  the  body  of  the  said  |  William  Gylby,  |  her 
son,  who  died  the  10th  of  May  |  mdccxliv  |  aged  Lxxv  years. 

On  a  small  stone  in  the  east  wall  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  Anne  Cvr  |  wen,  davghter  of  Sir  |  Nicholas  Cvrwen 
of  I  Workington  |  within  the  |  covnty  of  Cvmberlawd  (  knight, 
who  died  the  |  13  day  of  Aprill,  amio  |  Domm  1609,  setatis  21. 

There  are  some  old  shields  of  arms  belonging  to  old  tombs  lying 
about  this  chapel,  being  brought  here  when  the  monuments  were 
removed  from  other  parts  of  the  church.  They  are  on  stone  and 
as  follows  (some  are  rather  broken) — (1)  The  Diocese  of  Lincoln  ; 
impaling — A  chevron  lozengy  between  three  crosslets  fiche  azure 
[Reynolds]  ;  a  mitre  above.  (2)  Quarterly  of  4,  1st,  An  arm 
grasping  a  sword  on  which  is  the  banner  of  St  George's  cross  [Lake, 
for  augmentation]  ;  2nd,  A  bend  between  six  crosslets  fiche  a 
mullet  for  a  difference  [Lake]  ;  3rd,  Quarterly  .  .  .  and  ...  on 
a  bend  three  mullets  [Cayley]  ;  4th,  A  chevron  between  three 
boars'  heads  [Wardall]  ;  the  arms  of  Ulster  on  an  escucheon  in 
the  centre.  Crest  (broken).  (3)  A  bend,  on  which  a  mullet,  and 
a  canton  with  the  arms  of  Ulster  [Everingham]  ;  impaling — 
Quarterly  over  all  a  bend  on  which  three  fleur  de  lis  [Eure].  (4)  Three 
fleur  de  lis  in  bend  between  two  bendlets.     Crest  a  garb  [Hackett]. 


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THE   CATHEDRAL   CHURCH   OF   LINCOLN  237 

In  the  chapel  of  St  Nicholas 
At  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  a  black  stone  : 

Here  lyeth  the   body  of    |    Catherme   Brown  widdow    |    and 

relict  of  Hvmphry  |  Browne  of  the  Close  of  |  Lincoln,  gent., 

and  daughter  |  of  Thomas  Williams  of  |   Glanagorss  in  the 

Isle  of  i  Anglesey,  esq.,  who  departed  |  this  life  the  21st  day 

of  I  January  1720,  aged  76.  |  I  have  waited  for  thy  salvation 

O  Lord. 

On  a  black  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last,  these  arms  above — On 

a  chevron  between  three  martlets,  three  mullets  [for  Houseman]  ; 

impaling — Ermine,  on  a  canton  a  saltier  [Jeffs].     Crest — An  arm 

holding  a  battle  axe  : 

Here  lies  the  body  of  Mrs  |  Lucy  Houseman  late  wife  |  of 
Mr  James  Houseman  and  |  also  daughter  &  one  of  the  |  co- 
heiresses of  James  Jeffs  |  late  of  the  Middle  Temple,  |  esq., 
who  died  the  25th  day  oi  \  August  in  the  21st  year  of  |  her 
age  and  in  the  year  of  our  |  Lord  1714. 

More  to  the  west  below  the  steps  and  near  the  second  pillar  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  ]  Mrs  Elizabeth  Greathe[d]  wife  of  | 
Edward  Greathed  of  the  close  of  |  Lincoln,  esq'',  and  daughter 
of  I  George  Heneage  of  Hainton  |  in  this  county,  esq'',  |  who 
died  June  xxix^ii ;  |  mdccxxxvii,  aged  xlix,  |  and  their 
three  daughters  |  Elizabeth,  Juliana,  j  and  Wmifred.  |  Also  | 
Mary  the  fourth  daughter  |  ob  :  xiv  November  mdccxlv, 
set  :   11. 

The  inscription  is  in  capitals  in  bas  relief  with  these  arms  above 

in  a  lozenge — Semy  of  martlets  .  .  four  barrulets  [for  Greathed]  ; 

impaling — A    greyhound    current    between    three    tygers'    heads 

cabossed  in  a  border  engrailed  [Heneage]  : 

In  the  Lady  chapel 

Immediately  under  the  great  east  window,  a  black  stone  above 

the  steps  : 

Here  lyes  the  body  of  Eliz.  Hatton  |  one  of  the  daughters 
of  I  S"^  Wm  Scroggs,  knight,  |  sometime  chief  Justice  of  y^ 
Kings  Bench.  |  First  marryed  to  Anthony  Gjdby  of  Euerton  | 
in  the  county  of  Nottingham,  esq.,  |  and  afterwards  to  y^ 
hon^i*^  Charles  Hatton  |  younger  son  of  Christopher  |  late 
lord  Hatton  of  Kirkby  |  in  the  county  of  Northampton,  | 
who  dyed  May  the  22d,  1724,  aged  75. 

Next  to  it  on  a  black  stone  in  capitals  cut  in  bas  relief  : 

Hie  sepultus  est  |  Newcomen  Wallis  Armiger  |  quern  anno 
domini  mdccxxx^  |  Decembris  die  xxxi"  |  anno  vero  aetatis 
xxxivo  I  Immitissimae  febris  vis  die  |  morbi  rv^  e  vita  exemit. 
Inter  |  sodales  suos  nemo  erat  aut  |  liberalior  aut  amabilior 
Id,  I  si  quid  vitii  in  se  habet  est  ]  viris  ceteroqui  optimis  | 
commune,  multisque  ille  |  virtutibus  compensavit,  in  |  amicitiis 


238  THE   CATHEDRAL   CHURCH   OF   LINCOLN 

inchoandis  cautus  |  conservandis  vero  constans  |  et  fidelis  ; 
uxoris  et  filii  |  unici,  quos  superstites  post  |  se  habuit 
amantissimus  |  denique,  ut  nullos  |  inimicos  vivus  sibi  fecit,  | 
ita  multos  amicos  |  desiderio  ejus  moerentes  |  moriens  reliquit : 

On  a  black  stone  next  to  the  above,  with  these  arms  above — 
Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  A  fess  ermine  [Wallis]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  A 
chevron  between  three  bucks'  heads  couped  [Collingwood].  In  an 
escucheon — On  a  fesse  between  three  quatrefoils  three  fleurs  de  lis 
[for  Hutton].  Crest  a  wolf's  head  erazed.  In  capitals  in  bas  relief  : 
Tho^  Wallis  |  of  Lincolns  Inn,  esq^.,  |  only  son  of  |  Newcomen 
Wallis,  esqr.,  |  ob  :  April  13,  1761,  |  aged  37. 

On  a  small  lozenge-shaped  stone  next  to  the  last  : 

Richard  Winlow  |  son  of  Moses  Terry  of  the  |  close  of  Lincoln, 
esq.,  I  and  Sarah  his  wife  |  died  October  11°,  1723°,  |  aged 
6  years. 

On  a  stone  next  to  the  last  to  the  north  : 

Here  1  lies  the  body  of  Jane  Hastings  |  relict  of  |  Howard 
Hastings  esq.,  and  |  daughter  of  Moses  Terry,  LL.B.,  |  died 
Sepf  22<3,  1759,    |    aged  46  years. 

(A  singular  account  of  the  disorder  by  w^^   this  Lady  died  will 

be  found  in  Gent's  Mag.  1767,  p.  360.) 

On  the  next  stone  to  the  north  : 

The  Rev.  |  Moses  Terry,  LL.B.,  |  prebend  of  this  church,  | 
rector  of  Leadenham,  |  vicar  of  WeUingore,  |  and  registrar 
to  the  Dean  and  Chapter  of  this  cathedral,  |  died  Feb.  23, 
1757,  I  aged  75.  |  Here  lyes  the  remains  of  |  Mrs  Sarah  Terry  | 
ob*  Dec^r  15th,  1762,  |  in  the  79*^  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  stone  lower  down  near  that  of  Elizabeth  Greathead  : 

In  memory  of  Elizabeth  |  and  Winifred  infant  |  davghters 
of  I  Edward  Greathed,  esq.,  |  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  |  1728. 

On  a  black  stone  to  the  north  of  the  last,  with  these  arms  above — 
On  a  bend  five  escallops  between  six  lozenges  each  charged  with 
an  escallop  [Pollen]  ;  impaling — Three  leopards'  heads  jessant 
fleur  de  lis.     Crest — A  pelican  : 

Here  lyes  the  body  of  lane  the  wife  of  |  Edward  Pollen,  esq., 
who  departed  |  this  life  the  9th  day  of  July  in  the  year  of 
our  I  Lord  1702,  in  the  23d  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  stone  near  the  last : 

The  Revd  Henry  Best  |  1755,  |  aged  57.  |  Mercy  Best,  |  1777,  | 
aged  72.  |  Henry  Best  D.D.  |  1782,  |  aged  51.  |  Magdalene 
Best,  I   1797,  |  aged  63. 

A  handsome  white  marble  table  slab  supported  on  square  pillars. 

Above  these  arms — A  buck's  head  cabossed  [Gardiner]  ;    impaling 

— Per  pale  ....  and  ....  three  demi  lions  passant  [Hammond] : 

Sub  hoc  marmore  |  viri  maxime  venerabilis  I  Jacobi  Gardiner, 


I 


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239 


A.M.,    I    hujus    ecclesiae   .subdecani  :    |    Sub    hoc    etiam    filiae 
unicse  |  Susannse  Gardiner  |  tali  parente  dignissimse  :  |  corpora 


simul  tumulata  jacent. 
Si   Patrem   respicias  :    |    Omnia, 
quae    in    summis     viris     requir- 
untur, 
peries. 


Si  Filiam  Spectes  :  |  Sexus  sui 
Gloria,  et  ad  laudem  Dux  in- 
clyta  !  I  magna 
aggressa  est  :  | 
memoranda  expectes.  |  qualis  aliisque  virtutibus  jam  clara  !  | 
fuerit  ;  |  Scripta  sua  admiranda  majora  pollicita  est.  |  At  heu  ! 
melius  indicabunt.  |  Illic  ubique     quam  cito,   |   primo  setatis  flore 


in    hoc    eminuisse    re- 
Ne    vero    hie    omnia 


dum     vixit, 
Munificentia, 


Indoles  rara,  et  eximia  eluces- 
cit.  I  Vita  autem,  quam  sancta, 
ac  Pia,  I  Quam  comis,  et  Be- 
nigna,  |  In  divinis  suis  ser- 
monibus,  |  Ut  in  tabula  depicta, 
exhibetur.  |  Nihil  enim  ibi 
scripsit,  I  Quod  non  moribus 
egregijs    commendavit.     I     Hoc 


abrepta,  |  Spes  et  Isetitiam  nos- 
tram  luctibus  mutavit  !  |  Dum 
Patrem  aegrotum  sedula  nimis 
curat  :  |  Dum  huic  noctesqs  et 
dies  assidet,  et  ministrat  :  | 
Dum  hunc  levare  omni  studio 
laborat  :  |  Morbisque  conflictan- 
tem   Tristis   videt  :    I    Dum   pro 


igitur  amisso,  I  Quis  dolori  novstro  hujus    salute    anxia    fuit,    suae 

modus,  aut  lacrymis  erit  ?  |  En  !  negligens  :     |     Febris     ah  !     dira 

qui   in   dubiis   rebus  solamen  ;  |  invasit  :      ex     qua     confecta,     | 

Qui    miseris    notum    perfugium  Paucis  post  diebus  Patrem,  non 

mansit  :   |   Qui  non  sibi,  at  aliis  invita,  secuta  est.  |  Sic  Parenti- 

natus    videbatur  :     |     Qui    ami-  bus  obsequens,  et  amata  vixit  :  | 

corum      omnium      Deliciae,      ac  Ut   dubium    sit    illine,    an    hsec, 

decus  :      |      Qui     deniqs     hujus  plus  ofificio  vincerent.   |   Sic  sin- 

ecclesiae  maximum  omamentum  gulis    amabilis,    et    accepta  :      | 

enituit  :  |  Nunc  pulvere  et  tene-  ut  admiration!  simul  ac  voluptati 

bris  flebilis  urgetur !  |  Non  jam  esset.    |     Sic    Patri    per    omnia 

lingua,  audientibus  semper  grata,  similis,     |     Atque    huic    assidua 

loqui  :   |  nee  membra,  ut  antea,  comes  esse  solita  :  |  Ut  eo  orbata 

Gestus  decoros,  |  Aut  ullos  dare  vix  superesse  posse  videretur.   | 

sciunt  :   |  Non  amplius  Pauperi-  Sic  saepius,  stirpe  arboris  principe 

bus  extendi  dextra  :  |  Nee  casum  recisa,  |  Languent  cito,  ac  mar- 


infelicis  respicere  oculus  potest.  | 
Nullus  sane  querelarum  finis 
esset :  |  Ni,  quae  decessum  ejus 
nobis  luctuosum  fecerint,  | 
Tutam  ipsi  ad  gloriam  sempi- 
temam  viani  muniissent  :  |  Hac 
fiducia,  hoc  sensu  animos  erecti,  | 
Mortis  in  cum  impetus,  et  vic- 
toriam  speniimus  :  |  Ipsum  quasi 
Caelos  Ingressum,  |  Divisque  jam 
permixtum  intuemur. 


cescunt  Rami  Teneriores.  | 
Omnibus  multum  Desiderata 
obiit  :  I  Solum  ipsi  placuit  sua 
Mors.  I  Hie  etiam  Dina  Gardiner,] 
Jacobi  Gardiner  subdecani  |  Pars 
altera,  et  sibi  charior  ;  |  Maesta 
dudum,  ac  Manca  relicta.  |  Nunc 
iteium  Marito  et  filiae  reddita 
est.  I  In  terris  tumulo,  ac  coelis 
Comes  gratissima  !  |  Faemina 
digna  viro  tanto  ;  Vir  conjuge 
felix  :  I  IMoribus  et  natae  notus 
uterque  parens. 


240  THE   CATHEDRAL   CHURCH   OF   LINCOLN 

On  an  adjoining  white  marble  slab  also  supported  on  pillars  with 
these  arms  above — The  Diocese  of  Lincoln  ;  impaling — A  buck's 
head  cabossed  [Gardiner].     The  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Conditos,  quisquis,  cineres  Beati  |  Prsesulis  calcas  moriture, 
normam  |  Disce  vivendi,  stimuletqs  diss  |  Gloria  palmse  | 
Vera  si  cordi  est  Pietas,  fidesqs.  |  Si  pudor  priscus,  placidusqs 
mentis  |  Candor  ;  antiques,  imitare  mores  |  Gardmerumqs.  | 
Qui  diii  patrum  aemulus  optimorum  |  Legibus  vitse,  studiisqj 
Sanctis  ;  |  Duxit  exemplar,  specimenqs  primi  |  Rettulit  iEui.  | 
Prosperae  pectus  bene  prasparatum  |  Res,  nee  adversae 
poterant  movere  :  |  se  parem  semper  sibi,  cseterisqs  ]  Gessit 
amicum.  |  Hinc  et  in  terris  superesse  famam,  |  et  datur  celsas 
animam  tenere  |  cselitum  sedes  ;  nee  habente  finem  |  Pace 
potiri.  I  Disce  virtutem  monitus  ;  fugaces  |  Te  monent  anni  ; 
monet  et  sepultus  |  Praesul  :  I,  mortis  memor  insequentis  | 
I,  pede  fausto. 

On  a  stone  underneath  the  first  table  monument : 

Here  lye  together  interred  ;  |  James  Gardiner,  M.A.,  j  sub- 
dean  of  this  church  ;  |  (the  eldest  son  of  Bishop  Gardmer ;)  | 
and  his  only  daughter  |  Susamia  Gardiner  ;  |  who  dyed  soon 
after  her  father,  |  He  dying  March  24,  173|,  aged  53,  |  she 
April  27  after,  aged  22.  |  The  truest  worth,  in  loveliest  manner 
placed  I  Adorn 'd  each  breast  :  and  all  their  actions  graced  | 
One  glorious  aim  had  both  ;  like  heavnly  mind  |  And  as  in 
life  &  death  ;  in  bliss  are  joined.  |  Dinah  Gardiner  |  wife  of 
James  Gardiner,  subdean,  |  dyed  Sept.  4,  1734. 

Underneath  the  table  slab  with  the  saphicks  this  inscription  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  James  Gardiner,  D.D.,  |  Installed 
subdean  of  this  church  A.D.  1671,  |  and  from  thence  preferd 
to  the  I  Bishoprick  of  this  Diocess  |  who  departed  this  life 
March  1st,  1704,  |  In  the  sixty  eight  year  of  his  age,  |  and  | 
in  the  eleventh  year  of  his  consecration. 

On  a  white  marble  monument  against  the  west  wall  near  the  centre 
door  of  entrance  to  the  cathedral  the  mitre  and  crosier  above  : 

Episcopi  quondam  Lincolniensis  pientissimi  |  WalUse  primi 
praesidis  |  academiae  Oxon  cancellarii  |  Necnon  collegij 
^nei  Nasi,  ibidem,  fundatoris  primi  et  prsecipui  |  quicquid 
infra  Caelum  superest,  juxta  hie  conditur :  |  cujus  quidem 
memoriam,  efiigiem  et  insignia,  |  posteris  olim  quantum  potuit, 
prodidit  aenea  lamina,  |  Tabulae  marmoreae  perquam  eleganti 
et  magnificae,  affixa,  |  banc  tamen  laminam  tabulamqj 
sacram.  |  prope  ostium  occidentale  primitus  locatas  |  et  in 
pristine  pene  statu,  anno  IMV^'^,  adhuc  remanentes,  | 
Cromwelli  flagitiosus  grex,  paulo  post  rerum  potiens  diripuit  j 
Lucroq3  suo  avide  et  scelerate  apposuit  |  en  tamen  veteres, 
ipsissimasqs  inscriptiones,  |  a  Willielmo  Dugdale  Armigero, 


THE  CATHEDRAL  CHURCH  OF  LINCOLN  241 

(postea  equite  aurato)  |  deqs  antiquariis  praeclare  merito 
fideliter  asservatas  ;  |  et  Domino  Thomse  Yate,  S.T.P.,  | 
Collegii  -^nei  Nasi  Priiic',  Anno  1668^°  demandatas.  |  ad  effigiei 
caput  se  dedit  hsec  inscriptio  |  "  Sub  marmore  isto  tenet 
hie  tumulus  ossa  |  "  Venerabilis  in  Christo  Patris,  et  domini, 
domini  Willelmi  Smyth,  |  "  quondam  Coventriensis  et  Lich- 
fieldiensis,  et  deinde  Lincolni-  |  "  ensis  Prsesulis  qui  obiit 
secundo  die  mensis  Januarii,  Anno  |  "  Domini  millesimo 
quingentesimo  decimo  tertio  cujus  animse  |  "  propitietur 
Deus.  qui  pius  et  misericors,  et  in  die  tribulationis  |  "  misericors 
pecata  remittit.  Ecclesiastici  2,  11"  |  "Ad  pedes  vero  haec  ;  | 
"  Cestrensis  Presul,  post  Lincolniensis  ;  amator  |  "  cleii, 
nam  multos  cis  mare  transqs  aluit  ;  |  "  quiqj  utriusqj  fuit 
prsefectus  principis  aulae,  |  "  Fundavitqs  duas  perpetuando 
scolas.  I  "  Aulaqs  sumptu  hujus  renovata  est  Enea  Criste  | 
"  Hie  situs  est,  animse  parce  benigne  suae  "  |  Ut  tanta  nunc 
iterum  de  tanto  Homine  hie  Loci  pateant,  |  Marmoream, 
quam  spectus,  tabulam  proprio  sumptu,  substituendam 
curavit  |  Radulphus  Cawley,  S.T.P.,  prsefati  collegii  Princ', 
A.D.  1775*0. 

In  Bishop  Fleming's  chapel 
A  white  marble  monument  against  the  east  wall  flanked  by  two 
Corinthian  pilasters  and  surmounted  by  an  urn.  Arms  below — 
Azure,  a  bend  or  [Scrope]  ;  impahng — Gules,  on  three  roundles 
....  as  many  squirrels  ....  [Creswell].  Crest — A  plume  of 
feathers  issuing  from  a  ducal  coronet : 

Hie   juxta   jacet   quae   mortalis   erat    |    Elizabetha    Scrope    | 

Gervasii  Scrope  de  Cockerington  |  in  agro  Lincolniensi  Armi- 

geri  I   uxor  charissima   |  Richardi  Creswell  de  Sudbury  |  in 

agro  Salopiensi  Armigeri   |   filia  unica   |   SS  Trinitatis,  clum 

vixit  I  cultrix  pia  et  assidua   |  superioribus  suis  obsequens, 

paribus  comis  suis  |  inferioribus  facilis,  omnibus  grata  |  quae 

sex  mutui  amoris  pignora  |  msesto  relinquens  conjugi  |  obiit 

25  die  Julii  anno  salutis  nostrse  1719  [  setatis  suae  27. 

A  marble  monument  to  the  south  of  the  last,  arms  above — Ermine, 

on  a  pile  sable  a  leopard's  head  cabossed  jessant  de  lis  or  [Terry]  ; 

impaling — Argent,  three  lions'  heads  erazed  gules  a  bordure  vert 

[Winlow].     Below,   a    lozenge    of    these    arms — ^A    manche    .    .    . 

[Hastings]  ;    impaling — the  former  shield   quarterly    (the    colours 

are  gone)  : 

Near  this  place  lies  Moses  Terry,  LL.B.,  |  of  Trinity  CoU. 
Oxford,  in  the  year  1729  |  he  went  into  orders,  &  was  pre- 
sented to  I  the  rectory  of  Leadenham,  |  by  Wm  Beresford, 
esq.,  patron  thereof  :  j  was  also  a  prebend,  of  this  church,  | 
and  vicar  of  WelUngore.  |  He  married  Sarah  daughter,  and 
coheiress  to  |  Richti  Windeloe,  esq.,  (commonly  called  Win- 
low)  1  of  Sydenham  and  Lewknor  in  ye  coimty  of  Oxford,  | 


242  THE   CATHEDRAL  CHURCH   OF   LINCOLN 

and  formerly  of  Notley  Abbey  |  in  the  county  of  Bucks  ;  |  by 
whom  he  had  3  children,  |  and  this  monument  is  erected  |  by 
his  only  surviving  child,  |  Jane,  relict  of  Howard  Hastings, 
esq.  ;  j  intending  it  also  in  |  memory  of  her  mother  ;  herself  ;  | 
and  her  brother  Richard  Winlow  Terry,  |  who  died  October 
11th,  1723  :  aged  6  years.  |  The  said  Moses  Terry  died  Feb. 
23d,  1757,  1  aged  75  years.  |  Jane  Hastings  died  Sept.  22d, 
1759,  I  aged  46  years.  |  In  memory  of  Mrs  Sarah  Terry  relict 
of  Moses  Terry,  LL.B.,  |  ob*  Dec.  15th,  1762,  in  the  79th 
year  of  her  age. 

On  a  marble  tablet  between  the  windows  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  John  Inett,  D.D.,  |  chanter  of  this 
cathedral,  |  installd  chanter  the  27th  day  |  of  February  1681,  | 
he  dyed  the  4th  of  March  1717,  |  aged  70  years.  |  Here  lyeth 
the  body  of  |  Mary  ^ife  of  John  Inett,  D.D.,  |  she  dyed 
November  the  26,  1727,  |  aged  76  years.  |  Here  lieth  the  body 
of  I  Ellen  Roe  |  wife  of  Thomas  Roe  of  Litchfield  |  both 
daughters  of  Richard  Harrison  |  chancellor  of  the  church  of 
Litchfield,  (  aged  71  years. 

Two  flat  stones  below  commemorate  the  same  persons. 

In  the  Ladye  chapel 

On  a  flat  blue  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  these  arms 
over — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Three  mullets  .  .  .  ,  within  a  double 
tressure  flory  ....  [Murray]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Quarterly  ;  ist  and 
ivth,  .  .  .  ,  a  fesse  chequy  .  .  .  and  .  .  .  [Stewart]  ;  iind  and  iiird, 
Paly  of  six  .  .  .  and  .  .  .  [Strabolgi].  On  an  escocheon — Three 
legs  conjoined  .  .  .  [Isle  of  Man]  ;  impaling —  .  .  .  ,  a  chaplet 
....  [Nairne]  ;    an  earl's  coronet  over  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  William  earl  of  Dunmore  | 
who  dyed  December  the  1,  1756,  |  in  the  61st  year  of  his 
age. 

On  another  more  to  the  north,  the  arms  over — Quarterly  .  .  .  and 
.  .  .  ,  three  roundles  .  .  .  [Howson]  ;  impaling —  ...  a  chevron 
.  .  .  ,  between  three  boars'  heads,  couped  .  .  .  [Kirke].  Crest — 
A  bull's  head  erazed  .  .  .  Motto — Quot  Maria  intra vi  duce  te. 
The  inscription  is  in  raised  capitals  : 

M.S.  I  Annae  uxoris  Thomse  Howson,  gen.  |  (episcopi  et  archi- 
diaconi  |  Lincolniensis  Registrarii  |  depvtati  et  lohannis 
Howson,  I  S.T.P.,  olim  Oxon  :  et  deinde  Dvnelm  |  episcopi 
pronepotis)  filise  |  Johannis  Kirke  de  Markham  |  magno  in 
agro  Notting  :  Gen'  |  uxor  amabilis  et  amata  vixit  |  annos 
XXIX  I  et  ob  beneficentiam  |  comitatem  et  eximiam  |  chari- 
tatem  ab  omnibus  |  dilecta  et  desiderata  |  animam  suam 
pie  et  leniter  |  deo  reddidit  xv  die  Martii  |  A.D.  MDCCXXvni,  | 
setatis  suae  xlvii. 


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Another  similar  more  to  the  north  with  arms  and  crest  of  Howson 

over  : 

Hie  jacet  |  Thomas  Howson  |  qui  episc.  et  archidiac.  Lincoln, 
regist.  I  munus  diu  sustinuit,  |  vicarius  inculpabilis  :  | 
Joannis  Howson  Dunelm.  episcopi  |  non  extitit  indignus 
pronepos.  |  in  officio  parum  amabih  |  amorem  omnium  con- 
secutus  :  |  magnam  meruit  laudem  |  egenis  opes  dando,  | 
majorem  |  datas  reticendo  ;  |  verecundise  juxta  argumentum, 
ac  charitatis  !  |  nee  beneficentiam  minus  laudandam  |  ad 
amicos  exercuit  :  |  semper  iis  certam  amicitiam  |  incertis  in 
rebus  prsestitit  :  |  beneficiorum,  quae  iis  dedit,  prior,  |  quae 
aliis  accepit,  posterior  |  obHtus.  |  has  ob  virtutes  defletus 
obiit  I  die  Maii  xrv  anno  Dom.  mdccxxxvii  |  aetat.  suae  lxix. 

Another  more  north,  the  arms  over—  .  .  .  ,  on  a  bend  .  .  .  ,  an 
estoile  .  .  .  between  two  crescents  .  .  .  [Scott]  ;  impahng —  •  •  •  , 
a  bend  .  .  .  [Scrope]  ;    over  it  an  earl's  coronet : 

Here  |  lyeth  the  body  of  |  the  right  honourable  |  Francis 
earl  of  Deloraine,  |  who  died  the  10  of  April  1739,  |  aged  33 
years. 

Another  stone  more  to  the  west,  arms  over —  .  .  .  ,  a  bend  .  .  . 

[Scrope]  ;     An    escucheon    ermine,    on   a  fesse  .  .  .  three  mullets 

.  .  .  [Lister].     Crest — ^A  plume  of  feathers  issuing  out  of  a  ducal 

coronet : 

Here  lieth  y«  body  of  |  Frances  Scrope  |  2^  wife  of  Gervase 
Scrope  I  of  Cockerington  in  y^  county  |  of  Lincolne,  esq.  ;  | 
she  was  y^  4th  daughter  and  coheir  |  of  Thomas  Lister  of 
Coleby  |  in  y^  county  of  Lincoln  esq.  ;  |  she  died  in  childbed 
of  her  I  1st  child  y^  20th  day  of  April  A.D.  17[23]  |  aetatis 
suse  25. 

Another  more  to  the  south  with  arms  and  crest  of  Scrope  over  : 
Hie    jacet    [    Gervasius    Scrope    |    de    Cockerington   in    agro 
Lincolniensi  armiger  |  qui  obiit  primo  die  mensis  Julii  A.D. 
1741    I  in    exspectatione    resurrectionis    in    die   |  novissimo   | 
qualis  erat  dies  iste  demonstrabit. 

Another  more  to  the  south  : 

Here  lies  the  body  of  |  EUzabeth  Scrope  |  the  wife  of  |  Gervase 
Scrope,  esq.,  |  who  died  the  25th  of  July,  1719,  |  and  alsoe 
the  body  of  |  Adrian  Scrope  |  who  was  bom  the  20th  of 
May  I  1711,  and  died  the  5th  of  March  |  17^g,  beinge  their 
eldest  son. 

Another  more  to  the  south  ;  arms  over — Deloraine,  impahng 
Lister.     An  earl's  coronet.     The  inscription  in  raised  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  the  right  |  honourable  Mary  Countess 
of  Deloraine  |  wife  of  the  right  honourable  Francis  |  earl  of 
Deloraine   and   daughter  of    |    Mathew   Lister,   esq.,   in    this 


244  THE  CATHEDRAL  CHURCH   OF   LINCOLN 

county  I  who  departed  this  life  June  the  xvi,  |  MDCCXXXvn, 
aged  XXXII  years. 

On  another  still  more  to  the  south  ;  a  lozenge  of  arms  over — 
.  .  .  ,  Semee  of  crosslets  .  .  .  ,  a  cross  moline,  voided  .  .  . 
[Knollis]  ;   a  baron's  coronet  over  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  the  right  |  hon^^^  the  Lady  Katharine 
Knollis  I  daughter  of  Charles  earl  of  Banbury  |  by  his  wife 
Elizabeth  daughter  of  |  Michael  Lister  of  Burwell  in  the  | 
county  of  Lincoln,  esq.  She  departed  |  this  life  July  the 
12th,  1730,  aged  33  years. 

Another  at  the  west  end  of  the  same  aisle  ;  arms  over —  •  .  •  , 
two  Uons  passant  .  .  .  ,  crowned  .  .  .  ,  a  crescent  for  difference 
[Dymoke].     Crest — A  sword  in  pale  .  .  .  : 

M.S.  I  Roberti  Dymoke  A.B.  |  Rob.  Dymoke  nuper  de  Grebby 
Arm  :  fihi  |  Hon.  Lud.  Dymoke  de  Scrivelsby  |  regis  campionis 
hseredis  proximi  :  |  viri  |  malitia  aut  vindicta  nequaquam 
gaudentis,  |  sequi  tamen  rectique  custodis  fidissimi  |  ob 
sincerum  pectus  |  charitatem  animosam,  |  atque  erga  ecclesiam 
AngUcanam  3e]um  |  non  praetereundi  |  inter  vivos  esse  desiit  | 
27  Januarii,  anno  salutis  1735  setatis  35.  |  Eheu  !  |  quando 
parem  inveniet  Veritas  nuda. 

A  stone  in  the  middle  aisle  : 

This  temporary  stone  |  is  placed  |  to  mark  that  here 
lies  interred  |  Dame  Harriet  daughter  |  of  L*  Gen^ 
Churchill  |  first  married  |  to  Sir  Everard  Fawkner.  |  After 
his  decease  |  to  Governor  Pownall  |  She  died  6th  Feb^y  1777, 
aged  52. 

Another  more  to  the  south  in  raised  capitals  : 

H.  S.  E.  I  Thomas  Newcomen  cl.  |  hujus  ecclesise  senior 
vicarius  |  qui  obiit  vni  Feb.  mdccxlix,  |  aetat.  suae  xxix. 

Another  still  more  to  the  south  : 

Here  lies  Selina  wife  of  |  Theophilus  Newcomen,  esq^.,  | 
daughter  of  Walter  Fawnt  |  of  North  Colingham  j  in  the 
county  of  Notingham,  esq'",  |  who  departed  this  life  |  15th 
of  January  1725,  |  aetat.  29.  |  Here  lies  also  John  son  of 
Theophilus  and  Selina  Newcomen  |  who  departed  this  life 
25th  of  February  1725,  |  aged  8  months.  |  Here  lyes  interrec 
the  body  of  |  Theo  :  Newcomen,  esq.,  who  died  |  Feb.  xx, 
MDCCXL,  aged  Ln. 

Another  still  more  to  the  south  : 

Here  lies  |  the  body  of  Mary  Newcomen  |  (daughter  of  | 
Theophilus  Newcomen  of  |  Lmcoln,  esq.),  |  who  died  June 
y«  23,  1764,  |  aged  42  years  ;  |  also  |  to  the  memory  |  of 
Catharine  Newcomen  |  who  departed  this  life  |  March  2**, 
1793,  I  aged  68  years. 


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THE   CATHEDRAL  CHURCH   OF   LINCOLN  245 

Another  more  to  the  south  in  raised  capitals  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  the  Rev^  |  Will™  Johnson,  A.M.,  |  who 
died  March  21st,  |  1764,  aged  57. 

Another  still  more  to  the  south  : 

In  memory  |  of  |  the  reverend  |  Sir  Richard  Kaye  |  Bart, 
LL.D.,  I  dean  of  this  Cathedral,  |  who  died  Dec^  the  25th, 
1809,   I  aged  73  years. 

Another  stone  about  the  middle  of  the  chapel,  arms  in  lozenge 
over — Per  pale  .  .  .  and  .  .  .  ,  three  demy  lions  .  .  .  [Ham- 
mond] : 

Here  lyetli  |  the  body  of  Elizabeth  Hammond  |  sister  to  the 
wife  of  James  Gardiner  |  subdean  of  this  church  |  she  dyed 
January  13,   173^,   |  aged  50. 

Another  more  to  the  west — Lozengy  .  .  .  and  .  .  .  ,  a  stag's  head 
cabossed  .  .  .  ,  between  his  horns  a  mullet  .  .  .  [Gardiner].  In- 
scription in  raised  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  lane  youngest  j  daughter  of  D*" 
James  |  Gardiner  late  Id  |  bishop  of  Lincoln,  |  bom  lune 
1685,  and  |  departed  this  life  |  Deer  1716. 

More  to  the  west,  arms  of  Gardiner  over  : 

Here  lyeth  the  |  body  of  Mrs  Anne  |  Gardiner  daughter  |  of 
Dr  James  Gardiner  |  late  lord  Bishop  |  of  Lincoln,  she  |  was 
bom  May  the  |  eleventh,  1683,  |  and  departed  this  |  life 
August  the  I  first,   1714. 

Another  in  capitals  very  much  effaced  : 

lam  ventum  est  Lector  ad  |  Graciae  scihcet  lanae  que  filiarum  | 
Hon.  Francisci  Fane  equitis  de  Balneo  |  de  Fulbeck  in  agro 

Lincoln    |    amore  ....  moribus    consimiHbus    | 

conjunct  .  .  est  | Concordia  | pietate  non 

victa  I virginalis  |  non  quotidianum  exemplum  j 

hoc  vivit  generi  con  ....  gentes  |  idem  variolarum  morbus 
qui  di[visas]  |  tandem  tumulo  conso[ciavit]  |  decessit  prior 
anno  domini  1705  |  altera  1711. 

On  a  black  slab  near  the  altar  screen  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Michael  |  Honywood,  D.D.,  who  was 
grandchild  |  and  one  of  the  367  persons  that  |  Mary  the  wife 
of  Robert  Honywood,  |  esq.,  did  see  before  she  dyed  |  lawfvlly 
descended  from  her  that  |  is  16  of  her  owne  body  114  |  grand- 
children 228  of  the  third  |  generation  and  9  of  the  fovrth. 

Another  to  the  south  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Sac.  mem.  |  Tim.  Wellfitt,  S.T.P.,  |  hujus  ecc.  praeb.  |  et 
Eleon.  uxor  ejus  2^^^.  |  Hie  obiit  Feb.  7,  1685  aetat.  suas  64  .  | 
Haec  [obiit]  March  25,  1716  ajtat.  suae  9  .  .  . 

Another  more  to  the  south  also  in  capitals  : 

Here  |  lyeth  ye  body  of  Samvel  Fviler,   j  D.D,,   |  who  was 


246  THE   CATHEDRAL   CHURCH   OF   LINCOLN 

installed  chancellor  |  of  this  cathedral  in  y®  year  1670,  |  and 
afterwards  made  dean  of  y®  same  |  in  y®  year  1695,  |  and 
departed  this  life  |  on  y«  4th  day  of  March  t7  0o»  I  in  y®  65 
year  of  his  age.  ]  Blessed  are  the  dead  w'^^  |  die  in  y® 
Lord. 

Still  more  to  the  south  in  capitals  : 

Sacr:  mem:  |  Abrahami  Campion,  S.T.P.,  |  decani  hujus 
ecclesise  qui  |  obiit  xxi  die  Nov.   |   1701. 

Another  more  to  the  east  also  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeih  the  body  of  |  Daniel  Brevint,  D.D.,  late  |  dean 
of  the  cathederal  |  church  of  Lincoln  who  |  departed  this 
life  May  the  |  5th,  anno  dom.  1695,  |  aged  79.  |  I  have  waited 
for  thy  sal  |  vation  0  Lord.  Gen.  49th,  v.  18th.  1  Here  is 
y^  body  of  j  Anne  Brevint  the  widow  of  |  Dr  Brevint,  late 
Dean  of  |  Lincoln,  |  who  departed  out  of  this  life  |  Nov.  8th, 
1708,  in  y^  |   79th  year  of  her  age. 

On  another  in  capitals  but  much  rubbed  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mris  |  Elizabeth  Paulson  the  deare  | 
sister  of  William  lord  bishop  |  of  Lincolne.  Shee  lived 
be  I  loved  62  yeares  and  died  |  lamented  October  12,  1673. 

Below  are  some  verses,  but  now  nearly  illegible. 

A  flat  stone  on  the  floor  of  St  Katharine's  chapel  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Joseph  Nicolson,  chancellor  |  of 
this  church,  eldest  son  to  ]  Dr  William  Nicolson  L^  A.Bp  |  of 
Cashel  in  Ireland,  who  |  dyed  Sep.  9,  anno  Dom.  |  1728,  aged 
39  years. 

On  the  table  monument  of  bishop  Hugh  in  the  Ladye  chapel  on  a 

black  marble  slab  in  capitals  : 

Texerat  hos  cineres  aurum  |  non  marmora,  prseda  |  altera 
sacrilegis  |  ni  metuenda  foret  |  quod  fuit  argenti,  nunc  | 
marmoris  esse  dolemus  :  |  degeneri  aetati  |  convenit  iste  lapis,  | 
ingenium  pietatis  hoc  est  |  frugalis,  Hvgonis  |  qui  condit 
tumulum,  I  condit  et  ipse  suum. 

On  a  black  marble  slab  over  an  altar  tomb  to  the  south  of  the  last 

mentioned  in  capitals  : 

D.O.M.S.  I  sub  hoc  marmore  m  deposito  est  |  qvod  reliqvum 
Gvilielmi  Fuller  |  qvi  ex  ultima  Hibemia  |  ad  hunc  translatus 
prsesulatum,  |  anno  hvius  sseculi  christiani  |  sexagesimo 
septimo.  |  episcoporum  sexagesimus  septimus  :  |  anno  etiam 
setatis  svae  sexagesimo  septimo,  |  mortem  obijt  vita  sva 
lenissima  |  (si  fieri  possit)  leniorem,  |  9  cal.  Mai  1675,  |  sedulus 
tam  in  cathedra  qvam  curia  episcopus  |  mortis  diu  ante 
mortem  adeo  studiosus  |  vt  cum  monumentorum  (qvse 
episcopis  |  ecclesise  hvius  fundatoribus  |  prisca  pientissime 
posvisset  setas,   |   nostra  turpius  dirvisset)   |   svmptibus  svis 


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non  modicis,  |  alia  instaurasset  |  alia  mox  meditaretur 
instauranda,  |  fato  importuno  cesserit.  |  Abi,  viator,  imitare 
quern  seqveris. 

In  the  chapel  to  the  east  of  the  north  transept  of  the  choir  is  a 
handsome  monument  of  white  marble,  flanked  by  two  Corinthian 
pillars  of  black  marble,  and  surmounted  by  an  urn  ;  it  bears  the 
following  inscription  : 

Michael  Honywood,  S.T.P.,  |  celeberrimse  illius  Matronse  | 
Marise  Honywood,  /xa/c/aa/wi/o?  kqi  TroXvTtKvov  \  e  nepotibus, 
post  nullum  memorandus,  |  Hie  juxta  situs  est,  |  collegii 
Christi  apud  Cantabrigienses  olim  |  alumnus,  &  socius  ;  | 
pietatis,  pacis,  literarum  studiosissimus  |  quibus  vt  vacaret  [ 
patriam,  perduellium  conjuratione  perturbatam,  fugit  |  xvii 
postannos,  in  tranquillam,  Carolo  ii°  reduce,  rediit ;  j  deinceps 
collegio  huic  Lincolniensi  |  decanus  annos  xxi  prsefuit  |  Vir 
prisca  simplicitate,  |  morum  suavitate,  |  liberali  munificentia, 
insignis,  |  qua  |  quidem  vnica  |  monumentum  sibi  cum  literis 
duraturum  posuit  ;  |  vtpote  qui  claustri  hujus  ecclesise  dilapso 
in  latere,  |  extructa  prius,  j  sumptibus  suis  non  exiguis,  | 
bibliotheca,  |  eam  postea,  libris,  nee  paucis  nee  vulgaribus, 
locupletaverit  |  tandem,  spe  vitae  immortalis,  |  morti,  Hony- 
vodios  lento  pede  insequenti  |  lubenter  se  obtulit,  |  die  vn 
mensis  Septembris  |  Anno  setat.  suae  Lxxxv  [Anno]  Sal. 
Humanse  mdclxxxi. 

A  flat  blue  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave,  north  of  the  doors  ; 

arms    over — A    cross    engrailed,    and    over    all    a    bend     .     .     . 

[TrimneU]  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev"^  David  Trimnell,  S.T.P.,  | 
rector  of  Stoke  in  Bucks  48  years,  |  praebendary  of  Caistor 
6  years,  |  archdeacon  of  Leicester  41  years,  |  and  precentor 
of  this  church,  and  |  prsebendary  of  Kildesby  38  years,  | 
who  died  May  18th,   1756,  aged  81  years. 

Another  to  the  east,  arms  over —  .  .  ,  a  chevron  checquy  .  .  .  , 
and  .  .  .  between  three  crosslets  fiche  .  .  .  [Reynolds]  ;    impaling 

—  .  .  .  ,  a  lion  passant  .  .  .  ,  in  a  bordure  [blank]  of  mullets 
[Cooper]  : 

Elizabeth  |  wife  of  Charles  Reynolds,  D.D.,  |  May  4,  1740,  | 
also  the  remains  of  the  |  Rev^  Anthony  Rejaiolds,  B.D.,  j 
rector  of  Waldegrave  with  Hannington  |  in  the  comity  of 
Northampton.  |  and  prsebendary  of  Welton  Rivall  |  in  this 
Cathedral,  |  he  died  December  1,  1809,  aged  78  years. 

Another  on  the  south  side  of  the  door  ;  anns — RejTiolds  ;   impaling 

—  .  .  .  ,  a  fesse  .  .  .  ,  in  chief  a  lion  issuant  .  .  .  [Markham]  ; 
in  base — A  saltier  engrailed  .  .  .  ,  charged  with  four  annulets  [for 
Leake]  : 

Charles  Reynolds,  D.D.,    |   chancellor  of  this  church    |   died 


248  THE   CATHEDRAL   CHURCH   OF   LINCOLN 

5*1  Oct.  1766,  set.  64.  j  Frances  Reynolds  |  relict  of  Charles 
Reynolds,  D.D.,  |  ob*  25  Apr.  1768,  |  set.  70. 

Another  more  to  the  south  ;  arms  over — Reynolds  ;  impaling — 
.  .  .  ,  a  fret  .  .  .  ,  on  a  chief  three  covered  cups  .  .  .  : 

Anna  Catherina  |  wife  of  Charles  Reynolds,  D.D.,  |  deceased 

Sep.  9,  1751. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chapel  used  for  morning  service  ;  arms  over — 
.  .  .  ,  on  a  bend  ....  between  two  fleur  de  liz  .  .  .  ,  a  lion 
rampant  .  .  .  ,  a  mullet  for  difference  [Lany]  ;   in  capitals  : 

Hie  iacet  eximivs    j   vir  Thomas  Lany   |    S.  Theol.   Bac,    | 
ecclesise  hvivs  |  cath  :  prsecentor,  |  qvi  obiit  2°  die  Oct.  |  A^ 

dom.    MDCLXIX. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  60-67  ;  Jeans,  39-40 ;  Peck,  Desiderata 
Curiosa,  pp.  294-323  ;  Gentleman's  Magazine,  1807,  part  ii, 
910-11  ;    1822,  part  ii,  209-11.] 

(MS.  iii,  61-108.) 

g)t  iWartin'si,  Hincoln 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  [now  demolished],  7  August,  1833 — 

A  handsome  monument  of  grey  and  white  marble  against  the  north 
wall  of  the  chancel  ;  these  arms  over — Vert,  three  flying  fish  in 
pale  argent  [Garmston]  ;  impaling — ^Argent,  on  a  fesse  between 
three  grifiins'  heads  sable  as  many  mullets  of  the  field  [Cliff e]. 
Crest — A  shark's  head  argent  vorant  a  negro  proper.  Inscription 
in  capitals  (D)  : 

Near  this  place  He  |  the  remains  of  John  Garmston  |  Esquire 
who  died  on  the  5th  |  of  February  1795,  aged  |  75  years. 
At  the  base  : 

The  body  of  the  Rev^  Francis  Harvey,  clerk,  |  and  that  of 
his  son  John  Harvey,  gent.,  deceased,  |  as  well  as  the  remains 
of  their  relative  and  heir  |  the  late  John  Garmston,  esq.,  |  and 
Elizabeth  his  wife  |  are  deposited  in  the  family  vault  beneath. 

A  white  marble  monument  more  to  the  west,  arms  over — Argent, 
two  barrulets,  and  in  chief  three  mullets  azure  [Medley]  ;  impaling 
— Azure,  a  fesse  wavy  argent,  in  chief  three  estoiles  or  [Jenkinson]. 
Crest — A  wolf's  head  argent  (R)  : 

Reliquise  Johannis  Medley  Armigeri  |  una  cum  Martha  uxore 
dilecta  |  filia  Henrici  Jenkinson  de  Wikam  in  |  comitatu 
Lincolniensi  Armigeri  |  haud  procul  abhinc  requiescunt  | 
Ille  vir  prudens  Justus  amicissimus  |  Ilia  omnium  virtutum 
excellentia  |  Nitens  |  Martha  festine  mortem  obiit  18  die 
Junii  I  1707,  Annoque  setatis  35°  |  Johannes  lente  vestigia 
sequens  |  Serus  in  caelum  rediit  I  Octavo  die  Mali  1726  Annoque 
iEtatis  72°,  I  Johannes  Medley  proles  unica  |  in  piam  memoriam 
hoc  caenotaphium  |  extruxit. 


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On  a  neat  marble  tablet  more  to  the  west,  with  an  urn  over,  inscribed 
with,  within  a  wreath  of  laurel,  the  word  '  Pyrenees.'  Inscription 
in  capitals  (R)  : 

Erected  |  by  the  Officers  of  the  Ql^t  Regiment  |  as  a  mark 
of  their  esteem  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Captain  Robert  Lowrie 
of  that  Corps,  |  who  died  at  Vittoria  the  3^  October  1813,  | 
in  consequence  of  a  wound  received  |  in  action  with  the 
enemy  |  on  the  28th  of  July  preceding,  |  aged  34  years. 

A  neat  marble  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  nave  at  the 
east  end,  with  an  urn  over,  and  the  inscription  in  capitals  (R)  : 
Sacred  to  the  memory  of  Mr  Thomas  Preston,  |  and  of  his 
sister  Mrs  Jane  Hinde,  |  the  son  and  daughter  of  Mr  Alderman  | 
Preston  late  of  this  city,  |  the  former  of  whom  died  on  the  | 
27  of  December  1824,  |  aged  41  years,  |  and  the  latter  on  the 
21  of  February  1825,  |  aged  35  years. 

On  a  white  marble  against  the  easternmost  pillar  of  the  north 

aisle  (R)  : 

M.S.  I  Gulielmi  PownaU  Armigeri  [  Ex  stirpe  antiqua  in 
agro  Cestrise  orti  |  cujus  ossa  simul  atque  cum  illis  |  Sarse 
Pownall  ejus  uxoris  dilectissimse  |  Necnon  Gulielmi  Pownall  | 
Filii  sui  natu  secundi  |  In  ecclesia  antiqua  sanctse  Margaretse  j 
non  procul  hinc  in  eodem  tumulo  sepulta  |  nunc  inter  ruinas 
istius  ecclesise  |  Eheu  infeliciter  destructae  |  diro  fato  dis- 
sipantur  |  Gulielmus  Pownall  senior  |  obiit  xxiii  die  Februarii  J 
Anno  MDCCXXXiv  set.  suae  xlii  |  Sara  Po^\Tiall  uxor  et  vidua 
Gulielmi  PownaU  |  Matrona  summo  in  maritum  amore  | 
summa  in  Deum  pietate  praedita  |  obiit  i°  die  Januarii 
MDCCLXii,  I  set.  suae  lvii.  |  Gulielmus  Pownall  filius  | 
Gulielmi  et  Sarse  Pownall  |  natu  secundus  obiit  in  mense 
Juhi  MDCCXXX  I  set.  suse  vii  |  Johannes  Pownall  Armiger  j 
filius  Gulielmi  et  Sarse  Pownall  natu  tertius  |  hoc  monu- 
mentum  hie  posuit  |  Anno  mdcclxxxx. 

On  a  black  slab  in  the  chapel  north  of  the  chancel,  now  used  as 

a  vestry  : 

Here  lies  y®  body  of  Tho.  |  Main  waring  of  Lincoln,  Esq.,  | 
eldest  son  of  |  Lt  Coll^^  Chas  :  Mainwaring  |  of  Martinsand 
in  Cheshire  |  &  of  y®  Peever  family  |  &  of  Elizabeth  his  wife  | 
an  heiress  &  grandaughter  of  |  S^"  Tho.  Grantham  of  |  Goltho 
in  y*  county  |  of  Lincoln.  |  He  was  an  affectionate  husband,  | 
a  tender  parent,  |  &  a  sincere  friend.  |  He  was  beloved  whilst 
living  I  &  his  death  lamented  |  by  all  his  acquaintance.  |  He 
was  bom  in  1683,  |  &  died  y^  5*^  of  Dec.  1734,  |  aged  51  years 
&  6  months. 

On  another  slab  in  raised  capitals  : 

Here  hes  Anne  |  the  wife  of  Tho.  |  Mainwaring  of  |  Lincoln, 
Esq.,  j  eldest  daughter  |  and  coheiress  |  of  John  Quuicy  |  of 


250  ST  MARTIN'S,   LINCOLN 

Aslackby  |  in  the  same  |  county,  Esq.,  |  who  dyed  August  | 
the  9th,  Anno  Dom.  |  1730,  aet.  40.  |  And  also  |  those  of 
their  |  children,  Anne,  |  Frances,  and  |  Charles,  who  |  died 
young. 

Another  slab  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Mary  Mainwaring  daughter  |  of 
Tho.  Mainwaring,  Esq.,  |  she  died  June  10,  1748,  |  aged  24 
years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  with  these  arms  over — , 

a  lion  rampant [Pownall]  ;  impaling — a  bend 

[Scrope]  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Ehzabeth  wife  |  of  W™  Pownall, 
gent.,  I  of  y®  Close  of  Lincoln  &  |  daughter  of  Rob.  Scrope,  | 
Esq.,  of  Cockrington  in  |  y^  county  of  Lincolnshire,  |  departed 
this  hfe  Sept.  18,  |  1717,  m  y^  22  year  of  her  |  age.  |  Mary 
Pownall  sister  of  Will.  Pownall  |  died  Dec"^  5,  1772,  |  aged 
84  years. 

Another  slab  with  these  arms  engraved  over —  .  .  .  ,  a  lion  ram- 
pant [Pownall]  ;  impahng —  .  .  .  ,  a  chevron  .  .  .  between  three 
lions  jambs  crazed  .  .  .  ,  in  chief  an  eagle  displayed  ....  [Brown]. 
The  first  part  of  the  mscription  is  in  raised  capitals,  but  the  latter 
not  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  Thomas  Pownall,  Esq.,  |  who  departed 
this  Hfe  I  on  the  21  day  of  November  |  in  the  67  year  of  his 
age,  I  1706.  |  Also  of  Mary  his  wife  |  daughter  &  heiress  of  | 
Richard  Brown,  Esq.,  |  of  Saltfleetby,  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  the  19  of  Nov.  1756,  |  aged  91. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  against  the  wall  of  the  north  aisle  sur- 
mounted by  an  urn  (D)  : 

Near  this  place  lie  the  remains  |  of  the  Rev*^  John  Mounsey  | 
late  rector  of  Thoresway  |  and  vicar  of  Stainton  le  Vale  |  in 
the  county  of  Lincoln,  |  who  dyed  on  the  29  day  of  May  |  in 
the  year  of  our  Lord  1806,  |  aged  81  years. 

On  a  white  marble  oval  tablet  more  to  the  west  of  the  last  (D)  : 
Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  |  Thomas  Preston  |  late  one  of 
the  Aldermen  |  of  this  City  |  who  died  May  the  10,  |  1810,  | 
aged  54  years. 

On   a    flat   stone    before    the   entrance   to    the    chancel,   in   parts 

rubbed  (D)  : 

Corpus  Georgii  Cutts  |  Generosi  hie  est  depositum  die  Natali 
Aprilis  21,  168  .  .  ,  [die]  Mortali  Juhi  4,  1726. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  d:  Q.  xii,  17-19  ;    L.R.S.  i,  56-58.] 

(MS  iv,  149-159. 


I 


LOUTH  251 

Houtf) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  16  August,  1833 — 

A  beautiful  altar  tomb  of  white  marble  on  the  south  side  of  the 
chancel  (R),  covered  with  a  slab  of  black  marble.  On  the  west 
side  are  the  arms — 1st  and  4th,  Or,  a  chevron  gules  between  three 
crosses  pate  fiche  sable  [Bradley]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Per  chevron  or 
and  gules  in  chief  three  leopards'  masks,  and  in  base  a  crescent 
counter  changed  [Chapman].  The  crest  broken  off.  On  the  north 
side  this  inscription  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  |  George  Bradley,  gent.,  ]  son  and 
heir  of  George  Bradley  late  of  Louth  |  in  the  county  of 
Lincolne,  gent.,  &  Jane  his  wife  |  daughter  of  Tho.  Ayscoghe, 
gent.  He  was  |  bom  y^  fourth  day  of  August  1661,  &  dyed  | 
y^  23^  of  December,  when  he  was  warden  of  |  Louth  in  y^ 
year  of  our  Lord,  |  1688. 

On  a  black  slab  in  the  floor  of  the  south  chancel  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  John  Bolle,  Esq.,  son  of  |  John  BoUe, 
Esq.,  of  Thorpe  |  Hall.  He  departed  this  Hfe  |  the  12  day 
of  March  A^  Dom.  1732,  aged  79. 

Another  to  the  east  : 

Here  lieth  y*  body  of  |  Margaret  Bolle  y^  beloved  |  wife  of 
John  Bolle,  Esq.  She  |  departed  this  life  y^  twenty  |  seventh 
day  of  February  |  in  y^  year  of  our  Lord  |  1728,  aged  84. 

On  another  to  the  east  : 

Here  |  lies  the  body  of  Jane  Bradley  the  widdow  |  and  relict 
of  George  Bradley  |  late  of  this  town,  gentleman,  deceased,  | 
and  mother  to  George  Bradley  |  near  lyeing,  gentleman, 
deceased.  |  She  was  one  of  the  daugh^'^  of  Thomas  |  Ayscoghe 
of  Stallingbrough  in  this  county,  |  gentleman,  |  who  was 
one  of  the  sons  of  Sir  Edward  |  Ayscoghe  of  South  Kelsey, 
knight,  I  and  was  baptized  the  28  of  March  |  Anno  Dom. 
1622,  I  and  she  departed  this  life  |  December  the  28,  Ainio 
Domini  |    1715,  setatis  suae  93  years. 

On  another  to  the  east  : 

Here  |  lies  the  bodies  of  Edward  |  Ayscoghe  gent,  and 
Elizabeth  his  wife,  who  departed  this  |  life.  She  the  3^^  day  of 
September  |  1720,  in  the  45th  year  of  her  age.  |  He  the  17th 
day  of  the  same  month  in  the  53  year  of  his  age.  |  He  was 
nephew  |  and  heir  of  Jane  Bradley,  she  |  cousin  and  heiress 
of  George  |  Bradley,  both  near  lieing.  |  He  was  formerly  of 
Grays  Inn  |  the  Society  of  London,  but  late  |  of  tliis  Town, 
and  Warden  of  the  |  Corporation. 

A  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel,  with  these  arms 
over — Quarterly,   1st  and  4th,  Or,  a  chevron  gules  between  three 


252  LOUTH 

crosses  pate  fiche  sable  [Bradley]  ;  2nd,  Per  chevron  or  and  gules, 
in  chief  three  leopards'  heads,  in  base  a  crescent  counter-changed 
[Chapman]  ;    3rd,  Sable,  on  a  bend  or,  between  three  lions  passant 

of  y®  same,  three  fish  vert.     Crest — Down  the  east  side 

are  four  shields  :  1st,  Bradley  impaling — Argent  five  bars  gemelles 
gules,  over  all  a  lion  rampant  sable  [Fairfax]  ;  2nd,  Bradley — 
impaling,  Vert,  on  a  chevron,  between  three  stags  tripping  or 
three  mullets  pierced  gules  [Robinson]  ;  3rd,  Argent,  on  a  chevron 
vert  a  crescent  or  [Locton]  ;  impaling  Bradley  ;  4th,  Vert,  three 
standing  cups  or,  in  each  a  boar's  head  argent  [Bolle] ;  impaling 
Bradley.  On  the  west  side  are  also  four  shields  :  1st,  Bradley, 
impaling  two  coats,  the  dexter — Gules,  on  a  bend  argent  three  bulls' 
heads  cabossed  sable  ;  the  sinister — Per  bend  indented  or  and  gules 
[Feme]  ;  2nd,  Bradley,  a  mullet  for  difference,  impaling — A  blank 
shield  ;  3rd,  Sable  a  fesse  between  three  eagles'  legs  crazed  or 
[Howson]  ;  impaling  Bradley  ;  4th,  Vert,  on  a  chevron,  between 
three  stags  or,  three  mullets  pierced  gules  [Robinson]  ;  impaling 
Bradley.     The  inscription  is  in  gold  capitals  : 

In  hac  humo  cum  majoribus  (multa  annorum  serie  |  spec- 
tantissimis  incolis  Villse  de  Louth)  Christum  |  moratur 
Johannes  Bradley  armiger  Ludse  natus  |  Familia  generosa 
qui  Cantabrigiae  literis  in  hospi  |  tio  Grayensi  legibus  in  Belgia 
sub  DQo  Fran  :  Vere  |  (Uno  ex  primoribus  hastiariis)  militiae 
operam  |  dedit.  Vir  moribus  sanctiss.  fide  antiqua  can-  |  dore 
suavissimo  acumine  tam  scito  quam  innocuo.  |  ^Eque  in 
publicis  ac  in  privatis  negotiis  experiens.  |  Illustris  clara 
fama  ubique  sed  cum  primis  |  Religione  laudabilis  quam 
Zelo  sincere  col-  |  uit  Diei  Dominicse  Cultor  Religiosis 
scientiss.  |  Ita  moderator  animi  sui  ut  nemo  homo  vixit  |  qui 
vel  jurantem  vel  execrantem  unquam  |  audivisset  consortem 
sibi  adjunxit  parem  ex  eadem  |  gente  Janam  Fairfaxiam 
Faeminam  lectissimam  |  natu  claram  virtute  clariorem  ex 
antiqua  |  Fairfaxiarum  prosapia  de  Waltham  in  com.  Ebor.  | 
oriundam  cum  qua  feliciter  An.  43  complevit  |  Amore  in 
se  mutuo  hospitalitate  in  omnes  Beni-  |  gna  progeniem  Isetam 
qvot  liberos  tot  omnino  |  citra  unum  conjuges  reliquerunt 
cum  se  in  43  |  libb  :  et  nepotibus  expresses  vidissent 
tempesta-  |  te  inquietissima  quiete  una  vixe-  |  runt  ima  fere 
vita  functi  in  vita  et  morte  |  conjuncti  una  dormiunt  obiit 
ille  annos  |  habens  67  ii  idus  Novem.  ilia  Lxm  11™°  calend.  | 
Septemb.  A^  Domini  cioiocxliii.  |  Bene  merentissimse 
parentum  memorise  ponunt  |  Hoc  monumentum  filii  .  Hoc 
tantum  nomine  ut  |  virtutis  et  pietatis  habeant  exemplum 
et  incitamentum. 

On  a  stone  monument  against  the  wall  of  the  south  chancel,  these 
arms  below — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Argent,  a  fesse  wavy  between 
three  purses  stringed  and  tasselled  sable  [for  Tathwell] ;    2nd  and 


LOUTH  253 

3rd,  Azure,  three  fleur  de  lis  or  [Burgh].     Crest — An  arm  couped 
at  the  elbow,  vested  azure  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Robert  Tathwell  |  son  of  Burgh 

Tathwell  of  Stow  |  in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  gent.,  |  by  Ann 

daur  of  Robert  Cornwall  |  of  Burford  in  the  county  of  Salop, 

Esq.,  I  v/ho  carried  on  a  considerable  business  in  this  place  | 

for  above  the  space  of   40  years  |  with  success  equal  to  his 

integrity  |  and  in  possession  of  the  best  of  titles  |  the  character 

of  an  honest  man,  |  exchanged  the  cares  of  this  life  |  for  the 

joys  of  a  better  |  October  11,  1751,  |  aged  64. 

On  an  old  black  tablet  below  (R)  ;    with  arms  over — Quarterly, 

1st,  Gules,  a  chevron  between  three  herons  argent  [Heron]  ;    2nd, 

Argent,  semee  of  crosslets  sable,  two  bendlets  of  the  last  [  ]  ; 

3rd,  Argent,  a  fesse  between  three  boars'  heads,  couped  sable  [  ] ; 

4th,  Argent,  a  chevron  engrailed  gules  between  three  bugle  horns 

sable  [Walshagh].     On  the  sinister  side  is  another  shield  bearing — 

Quarterly,   1st,  Quarterly  per  fesse  indented  argent  and  gules,  in 

y^  first  quarter  a  mullet  sable  [Bretton]  ;    2nd,  Argent,  a  chevron 

betwpf>n  three  eagles'  claws  [for  Yermouth]  ;     3rd,  .  .  .  gules,  two 

lioi,  s  passant  or  [Felton]  ;    4th,  Ermine,  on  a  chief  5  lozenges  [for 

Charles]  ;    5th,  Argent,  a  fesse  between  two  chevrons  sable  [Ger- 

bridge] ;   6th,  as  the  first.     The  shield  on  the  dexter  side  is  wanting. 

This  inscription  in  capitals  below  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  corps  of   |   Edward  Heron  Esquire, 

servant  to   |   our  most  gracious  Queene  Elizabeth,   |   son  to 

Thomas  Heron  brother  to    |   S^  Nicholas  Heron,   knight,  of 

y®  House  |  of  Edgecombe  by  Croydon  in  y^  county  |  of  Surrie, 

which  Thomas  had  to    |    wife  Olive  Bretton  daughter   |    to 

Thomas   Bretton  of   Felmingham   |   in  y^   countie  of  Norf., 

Esquire,  who  |  after  y®  death  of  Thomas  Heron  |  was  married 

to  Sir  George  Hennage  |  of  Hainton  in  this  county  of  |  Lincoln, 

Knight,  which  Edward,  |  being  son  to  the  said  Dame  Olyve,  | 

died  in  this  town  of  Louth  |  y®  29  of  August  Amio  Domini  j 

1596,  commending  his   |   bodie  to  th'  earth   |   &  his  soul  to 

th'  ever-  |  lasting  joyes  in  |  Heaven. 

On  a  lozenge-shaped  black  tablet  against  the  east  wall  of  the  south 

chancel ;   these  arms  above — Or,  a  chevron  between  three  crosslets 

fyche   sable    [Bradley]  ;     impaling — Or,   three    bars   voided   gules, 

over  all  a  lion  rampant  sable  [Fairfax]  ;    and  at  bottom  these — 

A  lozenge,  quarterly  of  six,  1st,  Three  barrulets  voided,  over  all 

a  lyon  rampant  [Fairfax]  ;   2nd,  A  chevron  between  three  [griffins'] 

heads  .  .  [Tilney]  ;    3rd,  Barry  of  six  gules  and  or,  on  a  canton 

sable  a  crosslet  [Etton]  ;    4th,  Or,  a  bend  sinister  sable  ;    5th,  Or, 

a  chevron  between  three  martletts  ;    6th,  A  fesse  .  .  .  ,  in  chief  a 

lyon  passant  .  .  .  : 

Frances  Bradlie  |  daughter  of  John  |  Fairfax,  Esq.,  togeather  | 
^th  j^gr  husband  John  Bradhc   |  somie  of  Thomas  Bradlie, 


254  LOUTH 

marchant  |  of  y®  staple,  &  her  too  sonns  Thos  :  Bradlie,  |  Esq., 
&  John  Doct^  of  Physick  lye  all  in  |  this  place,  she  living 
bountifulie  |  to  y®  age  of  84,  died  religiouslie  |  April  y^  xv,  | 
1608. 

Against  the  east  wall  of  the  north  chancel  a  small  black  marble 
monument,  flanked  by  two  pillars.  These  arms  are  over  the 
pediment — Azure,  two  chevrons  between  three  mullets  or  [for 
North]  ;  impaling — Quarterly  azure  and  gules,  on  a  bend  indented 
or  three  [martlets]  [for  Cracroft].  Crest — A  [stork]  or,  holding  in 
its  beak  an  axe.     This  inscription  below  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyes  5^^  body  of  John  |  North  of  Lowth,  gent.,  warden  | 
of  this  towne  &  corporat-  |  ion,  whoe  departed  this  |  life  the 
30  day  of  March  |  Anno  Domini  1670,  |  setatis  suae  [  61. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  chancel  with  these  arms  cut  under — 
Ayscough,  impaling — Ermine,  a  chief  dancette,  charged  with  three 
[asses']  heads  couped  [Chaplin].     Crest — An  ass's  head  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Edw^  Ayscough,  Esq.,  who  |  departed 

this  life  Oct.  y«  20,  |   1739,  aged  36  years. 

Another  to  the  north  : 

In  memory  of  |  Nicholas  Wrigglesworth  |  A  member  of  this 
corporation.  |  He  served  the  office  of  Warden  in  |  the  years 
1761,  1768,  1774,  1780,  1786,  |  1792,  &  1798,  &  departed 
this  life  the  |  19  day  of  July  1803,  aged  78  years.  |  Also  of  | 
EUzabeth  his  wife,  who  was  the  |  eldest  daughter  of  Edward  j 
Ayscoghe  late  of  this  town,  Esq^.  |  She  died  3  May  1798,  aged 
70  years.  |  Also  of  Ayscoghe  their  eldest  son  who  |  died  25 
day  of  April  1797,  |  aged  46  years.  |  Also  of  |  Nicholas  their 
2^  son  who  I  died  the  14  day  of  March  1797,  |  aged  34  years.  | 
Also  of  I  James  their  third  son  who  died  |  in  Ireland  the 
3^  January  1798,  |  aged  25  years.  |  Also  of  four  others  of  their  | 
children  who  died  in  their  infancy. 

On  another  stone  of  the  same  kind  : 

Here  lies  interr'd  |  John  Marshall,  Esq.,  a  late  |  worthy 
parishioner  of  this  j  town  and  member  of  |  the  corporation, 
and  of  which  he  |  was  four  times  warden.  |  In  the  ofifice  of 
Magistrate  |  he  was  assiduous,  constant  and  |  just ;  in  his 
private  station  of  life  |  humane  and  generous  ;  in  the  |  pro- 
fession of  Physick,  Surgery,  |  &  Midwifery,  for  forty  five 
years,  |  experience  and  practice  with  |  success  made  him 
eminent,  and  to  the  publick  useful,  |  his  memory  to  be 
esteemed  and  his  loss  lamented,  he  |  died  in  the  69  year  of 
his  age,  |  on  the  17  day  of  April  1759. 

Flat  stone  in  the  middle  chancel  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  John  Cracroft,  Esq.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  the  20th  of  June  1763,  |  aged  58.  |  Also  of  Sarah 
his  wife  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the  17  of  March  1764. 


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On  another  more  to  the  south,  these  arms  cut  above —  .  •  .  ,  On 
a  chevron  .  .  .  three  martlets  .  .  .  [Cracroft]  ;  on  an  escocheon — 
A  chevron  between  three  eagles'  heads  erazed  .  .  .  ,  on  a  chief 
...  an  eagle  displayed  [Browne]  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Ann  the  wife  of  |  Robert  Cracroft, 
Esq.,  I  who  departed  this  life  |  the  6th  day  of  July  1738,  | 
in  the  25  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  stone  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel,  the  inscription 
is  nearly  now  effaced,  what  remains  in  capitals  at  the  top  : 

Ad  Magdalenae  Yarborghise  tumulum  conjugis  [lachrymse], 
and  at  bottom  : 

She  departed  y®  19th  of  May  1606,  |  Having  w^b  hir  husband 

....  sonnes  and  .  .  .  daughters,  aetat.  37. 

The  verses  have  been  preserved  through  Holies  MSS,  and  will  be 
found  in  my  interleaved  Lincolnshire  by  Weir,  p.  264.  They  are 
also  in  Notitice  Lud^e,  p.  288. 

On  a  tomb  stone  in  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  : 

Mr  Charles  Beaty  died  March  the  18,  1724,  aged  72. 
Mr  Richard   Beaty  son  of  Mr  Charles   Beaty  died  Dec""   1, 
1735,  aged  38. 

[See  also  Lines,  N.  &  Q.  xii,  21-26  ;  Notitice  Ludce,  pp.  288-90  ; 
L.R.S.  i,  93-95.] 

(MS  iv,  181-195.) 

ILublJorougli 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank] — 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

In  memory  of  the  Rev^  |  Mr  John  Mattison  rector  |  of  Lud- 
burgh  who  depart^  |  this  life  September  y«  14,  |  A.D.  1758, 
aged  71.  |  In  memory  also  of  Martha  |  his  wife  who  departed  | 
this  life  March  y^  13,  |  1757,  aged  59.  |  Likewise  Rob*  his 
son  I  who  departed  this  life  |  July  the  12,  A.D.  1731,  |  aged 
4  months.  |  In  memory  of  the  Rev^^  |  Mr  Richard  Mattison, 
clerk,  I  who  departed  this  life  j  May  5,  1762,  aged  29  years. 

This  is  a  handsome  church  ;  it  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles,  a 
chancel,  a  tower  at  the  west  end,  with  a  modern  south  porch.  The 
nave  and  aisles  rest  upon  three  pointed  arches  on  each  side,  rising 
from  clustered  columns.  The  arches  by  which  the  nave  is  divided 
from  the  tower  and  chancel  are  pointed.  The  chancel  is  of  Early 
English  style,  and  the  east  window  is  lancet  of  two  lights.  The 
roof  seems  to  be  in  its  original  state,  of  very  handsome  oak.  The 
windows  on  its  north  side  are  lancet,  on  the  south  side  Decorated. 
The  roof  of  the  nave  is  also  open  to  the  timbers,  but  it  has  been 
lowered.  The  font  is  a  plain  octagon.  The  tower  is  a  handsome 
one  of  Perpendicular  style ;    it  contains  three  beUs.     On  the  south 


256  LUDBOROUGH 

of  the  altar  is  a  double  piscina,  one  arch  being  ogee  the  other  round. 
There  remains  the  old  benching  with  which  all  the  church  is  filled 
up,  and  it  is  kept  in  very  good  order.  The  east  end  of  the  south 
aisle  is  used  for  a  school. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  d:  Q.  x,  232.] 

(MS  vi,  117-118.) 

Hutton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  11  August,  1835 — 

Outside  the  church  is  a  monument  against  the  south  wall,  with 
these  arms  under  the  inscription — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  .  .  .  , 
a  cross  flory  [for  Redhead]  ;  2nd,  .  .  .  ,  a  bend  or  ;  3rd,  A  fesse 
or  between  six  fleur  de  lis  : 

Near  |  this  place  |  is  interred  y^  body  |  of  Gilbert  Redhead,  | 
gent.,  who  dep^.  |  this  hfe  the  |  17  of  Apr^  1770,  |  aged  56 
years. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  middle  aisle  with  these  arms  above — Three 
bucks'  heads  cabossed  in  fesse  [Parke]  ;  impaling — A  bull's  head 
couped  affrontee  [?  for  Huste]  : 

Here  lieth  the  bodies  of  [  Reuben  Parke,  Esq.,  of  this  parish,  | 
and  of  Mary  his  wife,  which  said  |  Mary  was  one  of  the 
daughters  of  |  James  Hoste,  Esq.,  of  Sandrmgham  in  the  | 
county  of  Norfolk.  They  departed  {  their  lives  as  followeth  :  | 
She  departed  this  life  the  7th  day  of  Novem^^  |  Anno  Dom. 
1710,  in  the  45  year  of  her  age  ;  |  and  he  departed  this  life 
the  6  day  |  of  September  Anno  Dom.  1731,  |  in  the  80  year 
of  his  age. 

On  a  black  stone  parallel  to  the  last  with  the  Parke  arms  above  : 
Here  lieth  interred  the  |  body  of  Richard  Parke  gent,  who  | 
departed  this  life  the  25  of  Novemb.  |  in  the  year  of  our  Lord 
God  I  1668,  I  aged  46  years.  |  Here  also  lieth  the  body  |  of 
James  Parke  Esq.  the  son  |  of  Reuben  Parke  Esq.  who  | 
departed  tliis  life  the  18  |  day  of  Novemb^  1724,  |  aged  35 
years.  || 

On  a  black  stone  to  the  east  of  the  last  : 

Here  lyeth  interred  |  the  body  of  Mrs  Tabitha  Parke  |  who 
departed  this  life  the  |  7  of  May  in  the  year  of  our  |  Lord 
God  1668,  j  aged  67  years. 

On  a  black  stone  parallel  to  the  last  : 

Thy  busy  and  inquisitive  eye  [  Seems  to  demand  what  here  | 
doth  lye  |  If  that  I  must  disclose  my  trust  |  Tis  great  lemented 
prudent  dust  |  If  yet  unsatisfyed  thou 'It  know  |  And  eurg 
me  further  read  below.  |  Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mr  Rube"  | 
Parke  of  Lutton  who  deceased  the  |  10  of  July  1659,  in  the 


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63  yeare  |  Of  his  age.  |  Hence  Quarrell  Nature  tell  she  shall  | 
Repeate  her  clymactericall. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  north  aisle  at  the  west  end  in  itaUcs  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mr  Reuben  |  Parke  Upholster,  and 
citizen  of  London  |  son  of  Thomas  Parke  of  Lutton,  gent., 
and  I  Ehzabeth  his  wife,  he  departed  this  life  |  the  31  of 
August  1719,  aged  62  years.  |  A  just  man  and  one  y*  feared 
God. 

In  the  centre  of  an  old  stone  in  the  middle  aisle  (D)  : 

Hie  jacet  Rachel  uxor  |  BevUli  Wimberley,  Gent.,  quae  | 
obiit  quarto  die  Octobris  |  1704  |  setatis  suae  anno  vicesimo 
quinto  |  Maestus  posuit  Maritus  pietate  |  charitate  et  castitate  | 
uxorem  clarissimam. 

Round  the  verge  of  the  same  stone  in  church  text  (D)  : 

Maria  7  Agnes  quondam  uxores  Joh'is  Chilton,  que  quidem 
Maria  obiit  ar^no  Domini  Mcccccnn  7  Agnes  obiit  A'  Dommi 

Mvc quarwm       awimabws       Deus       omnipotens 

misereatur. 

There  were  two  female  figures  engraved  on  the  stone,  but  the  heads 

have  been  erazed  by  the  inscription  to  Rachel  Wimberley. 

In  the  middle  aisle  is  a  black  stone,  most  probably  to  one  of  the 
Parkes,  but  almost  quite  concealed  by  the  pulpit  stairs.     All  that 

remains  is   "  Heare  lyes Mrs  Dorothy 

deceas  .  ." 

On  an  old  stone  in  the  south  aisle  partly  hid  by  a  pew  : 

.  .  .  jacet  Tome  Harcroft  qui  obiit  xxn  die  mewsis  Octobris 
Ano  Domini  mcccc°  xxij.  cuius  awiwe  p>opicietur  D^  amen. 

This  inscription  is  roimd  the  verge  and  the  figure  of  a  man  in  the 

centre. 

A  white  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel, 
these  arms  over —  .  .  .  .  ,  a  pale  of  lozenges  ....  [Danyell]  ; 
crest — A  horse's  head  erazed  .  .  .  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  Austine  Danyell,  gent.,  |  whose  body  is 
here  interred  |  with  many  of  his  ancestors  &  relations  |  whose 
eminent  virtues  he  inherited.  |  For  love  to  his  country  and  | 
constancy  in  friendship  |  He  exerted  with  great  zeal.  |  He 
was  bom  20  Sept.  1693,  |  and  dyed  2^  March  1724.  |  His 
only  sister  Jane  the  wife  of  |  Adam  Enos.  Esq.,  |  caused 
this  memorial  of  him  |  to  be  erected  1725. 

On  three  lozenge-shaped  stones  in  the  chancel,  one  partly  hid  by 
a  pew  : 

(1)  Here  |  lyeth  the  |  body  of  Will-  |  iam  the  son  of  |  WilHam 
and  Mary  |  Danyell,  gent.,  who  depart  |  ed  this  life  August 
the  25th  |  1698,  |  in  the  39  year  of  |  her  [sic]  age. 

(2)  Here  |  lyeth  the  |  body  of  Dobson  |  Danyell  the  s  .  .  |  of 


258  LUTTON 

William    Dan  .  .  .  .   |  and   Jane   his   wife |    parted 

this  life  April  .  .  ,  |  1707,  in  the  9th  year  .  .   |  his  age. 
(3)  Here  |  lyeth  the  |  body  of  |  Mathew  Danyell  |  who  de- 
parted this  life  I  September  the  23,  Anno  Dom.  |   1710,  |  in 
the  49  year  of  |  his  age. 

On  another  stone  similar  near  y®  door  partly  hid  by  a  pew  at  the 

top  : 

Mat.  Danyell  son  of  |  Mat.  &  Anne  |  dep.  8  Dec^  1700,  | 
aged  20  weeks.  Robert  his  |  brother  dep.  8ber  lo,  1706,  |  aged 
16  weeks. 

A  fiat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  : 

In  memory  of  |  Samuel  Coddington,  gent.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  the  5th  of  February  1774,  |  aged  64  years,  |  and 
of  Etheldr.  his  wife  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the  23^  of 
December  1762  |  aged  53  years. 

On   three  lozenge-shaped  stones   to   the   east  of   the  last,   rather 
rubbed  : 

(1)  Here  |  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Judith  the  wife  |  of  Adler 
Crapley  |  who  departed  this  life  the  4th  |  day  of  February 
1769,  in  the  [54]  j  year  of  her  age. 

(2)  In  I  memory  |  of  Ann  y**  wife  of  |  Adier  Crapley  who 
dep^  I  this  life  January  y*  27,  1746,  |  aged  31  years,  |  also 
Eliz.  their  daughter  died  |  Sept.  y^  23,  1747,  in  her  |  infancy. 

(3)  Here  |  lieth  interred  |  the  body  of  |  Adler  Crapley  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  April  the  24,  1774,  |  in  the  [64  ?]  year 
of  his  age. 

A  lozenge-shaped  stone  under  the  pulpit  (D)  : 

Here  |  lieth  the  body  |  of  William  Coxon,  |  gent.,  from  the 
parish  |  of  Caythorpe  in  this  County.  |  He  was  nephew  and 
heir  unto  Mr  |  John  Robinson,  gent.,  of  Fulbeck  in  |  the  said 
county,  and  departed  this  |  life  at  his  habitation  in  this 
parish  j  on  the  11  day  of  Aug*  1726,  |  in  the  18  year  of  his  age. 
A  flat  stone  in  the  north  aisle  in  capitals  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  |  Joseph  and  John  |  y®  sonnes  of  WiUiam  |  and 
Jane  Nicholas,  |  they  died  infants  |  Anno  1661  &  1665. 
This  church  is  built  partly  of  brick,  but  old.  It  consists  of  a 
nave  divided  from  each  aisle  by  four  pointed  arches  with  plain 
columns,  a  chancel,  with  a  plain  tower  and  spire  at  the  west  end  ; 
the  steps  of  the  rood  loft  still  remain  on  the  north  side  of  the  arch 
entering  the  chancel.  The  pulpit  is  of  very  handsome  old  oak, 
said  to  have  been  presented  by  the  celebrated  Dr  Busby.  The 
font  is  octagonal  on  a  plain  basement  of  two  divisions  parted  by 
rosettes.  It  has  a  large  oak  cover.  There  are  many  remains  of 
old  pewing  about  the  church. 

[See  also  Lines.  N .  d;  Q.  xi,  90-93.     Churches  of  Holland. '^ 

(MS  viii,  29-38.) 


MABLETHORPE  259 

iWafaletfjorpe 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  August  18,  1835 — 

In  the  centre  of  the  chancel  floor  a  figure  of  a  female  in  brass  (R), 
with  this  inscription  under,  in  church  text,  also  on  brass  : 

Here  lieth  Elisabeth  dowghter  of  George  Fitzwilliam  of  | 
Malberthorp,  Esquier,  wich  George  maried  Elizabeth  dowghter  j 
of  S^  Thomas  Bameston  of  great  Coot",  knight,  the  said 
Elisabeth  |  the  younger  decessed  the  nj  day  of  May  the 
yere  of  o""  Lord  God  |  m^  ccccco  xxn  On  whose  soule  Jh'u 
have  mercy,  Amen. 

On  a  stone  (R)  in  the  middle  aisle,  which  has  had  shields  at  the 
comers,  but  now  all  gone,  this  inscription  in  brass  in  church 
text : 

Hie  jacet  Thomas  Fitzwilliam  Armiger  |  qui  obiit  primo  die 
Novemb'  Anno  d'ni  m^  |  cccco  ui°  cuius  anime  propicietwr 
Deus  Amen. 

North  of  the  altar  in  the  north  wall  is  an  altar  tomb  of  stone  with 
a  canopied  recess,  in  which  have  been  figures  of  brass,  labels, 
inscriptions  and  shields,  all  now  gone  ;  in  fact  the  monument  itseK 
till  lately  has  been  so  obscured  with  whitewash,  two  inches  thick, 
that  the  beauty  of  the  carving  and  freshness  of  the  stone  is  quite 
destroyed.  Over  it  hangs  a  fragment  of  an  old  helmet  which  has 
also  suffered  from  the  mania  for  whitewash,  being  deeply  cased 
therewith.  In  the  tomb,  when  it  was  cleaned,  were  found  several 
bones  and  a  skull  with  six  teeth  yet  remaining. 

Below  is  a  large  flat  stone  having  a  brass  with  this  inscription  in 

old  letters  : 

Here  lieth  George  Fitzwilliam,  knight,  son  of  Thomas  Fitz- 
william I  of  Malberthorpe,  knight,  wiche  George  dyed  y® 
XIX t^  day  of  y*  moneth  of  |  September  in  3^  yere  of  owr  Lorde 
God  a.  M  ccccc  xxxvi,  on  whos  sowle  |  Jhesu  have  mercy, 
Amen. 

There   have    been    two    shields    above    the    inscription    and    one 

below. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (R),  a  brass  plate   with    this  in  old 

character  : 

Hie  jacet  Elizabetha  nuper  uxor  Thome  Fitzwilliam  |  et 
filia  Joh'is  Askt  que  obiit  nono  die  Junii  Anno  D'ni  | 
mocccc  nj  cuiws  amme  propicietwr  Deus,  Amen. 

Below  are  two  shields.  The  dexter  one — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th, 
.  .  .  .  ,  a  chevron  .  .  .  ,  within  a  bordure  .  .  .  entoyre  of  roundles 
[for  Mablethorpe]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Two  bars  engrailed  [Stajiie]  ; 
impaling —  •  .  .  ,  three  barrulets  .  .  .  ,  an  annulet  for  difference 
[Aske].   The  sinister  one  (D)  bears — Quarterly,  1st,  Three  barrulets 


260  MABLETHORPE 

an  annulet  for  difference  [Aske]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  .  .  .  ,  five  fusils 
in  fesse. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  divided  by  four  pointed 
arches,  a  chancel,  and  a  low  tower  at  the  west  end.  South  of  the 
altar  are  three  stone  stalls. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  db  Q.  x,  233-234  ;    Jeans,  43-44.] 

(MS  vi,  49-50.) 

iHarsii)  Cfjapel 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  17  August,  1833 — 
Over  the  south  door  is  the  following  inscription  cut  on  the  stone  : 
Orantibus  in  loco  is  to  Dimitte  Domme  peccata. 

Over  the  north  door  of  the  entrance  is  cut  this  in  the  stone  : 
Non  est  hie  aliud  nisi  domus  Dei  et  porta  cell. 

On  the  wood  of  the  north  door  is  carved  (D)  : 
Ano  D'ni  |  1606  Walter  Harpham  Es. 

On  a  stone  at  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle  round  the  edge  (R)  : 
Hie  jacet  Johanna  uxor  WylleZmi  Cowper  sexto  die  Martii 
a.  domini  mccccviijo  cujws  unime  propicietwr  deus  amen. 

On  a  partiaOy  defaced  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Wille^mus    Cowper    de    Sout    Stockwith  ....  qui 

obiit Mcccc cu 

On  another  old  stone  near  the  last,  very  much  defaced  (D) : 
acet.  Thomas  Garbara 

On  another  only  the  date  is  decypherable  (D)  : 

"  MCCCCVI." 

And  on  another  the  inscription  is  thus  far  legible  (D)  : 
Hie  jacet  Joh'es  Pepyson  qui  obiit  vi  die 

Against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  is  a  small  white  marble  monu- 
ment. In  two  recesses  formed  by  a  pillar  are  the  kneeUng  figures 
of  a  gentleman  in  a  gown  and  ruff,  and  his  lady  opposite  before  a 
desk  ;  at  her  feet  a  child.  The  heads  of  the  man  and  child  are 
gone.  Above  are  the  arms —  .  .  .  .  ,  a  mullet  .  .  .  ,  in  base  a 
fleur  de  lis  [Harpham] ;  at  the  top  is  an  hour  glass.  Below  the 
figures  is  this  inscription  in  capitals  on  a  black  slab  : 

To  the  sacred  memorie  of  |  Walter  Harpham,  gent.,  &  Anne 
his  wife  whoe  lived  &  |  died  in  God's  feare  &  favour.  He 
March  the  23,  1607,  aged  |  60  years.  She  March  the  15,  1617, 
aged  76,  and  had  issue  j  Alice  maried  to  Tho.  Phillips,  gent : 
who  by  him  had  |  issue  Willoughby  whoe  died  childlese,  and 
Eliz.  I  married  to  William  Wesled  gent  :  &  by  him  had  issue  | 
7  sones  &  3  daughters  and  by  Chr  :  Broxholme,  gent.,  |  her 
2^  husband  had  issue  one  sone,  and  died  |  July  the  20,  1628, 
aged  33  years. 


MESSENGHAM  261 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Mary  the  daughter  of  |  John  and  ]\Iary  Loft  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  May  the  2d,  1794,  |  aged  five 
months. 

[See  also  Litics.  N.  dh  Q.  xi,  229-230.] 

(MS  iv,  77-79.) 

JWarton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Marton,  15  September,  1835 — 
This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles,  the  north  divided  by  two 
round  arches  and  columns  having  foliated  capitals,  and  the  south 
by  two  pointed  ones  springing  from  plain  octagonal  pillars  and 
capitals.  The  chancel  is  divided  by  a  plain  Norman  arch,  and 
has  had  a  north  aisle  now  used  as  a  vestry  ;  it  is  divided  from  it 
by  a  Norman  arch.  The  chancel  seems  to  have  been  lately 
modernised.  The  windows  of  the  rest  of  the  church  are  perpendicular. 
In  the  churchyard  is  the  shaft  of  a  cross. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

In  memory  |  of  Hall  Bellamy  who  departed  |  this  life  January 
17,  1799,  I  aged  53  years.  |  Also  Mary  wife  of  the  above  |  who 
died  August  8,   1795,   |   aged  38  years. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (R)  : 

In  memory  of  Rob't  |  Banks  who  died  the  21  |  day  of  August 
in  the  year  |  of  our  Lord  1748,  aged  |  51  years.  |  To  speak 
Thy  praise  let  this  suffice  |  Thou  wast  a  loving  husband 
discreet  and  wise  |  Till  death  did  ease  thee  of  thy  pain  |  I 
hope  in  Heaven  we  shall  meet  again. 

(MS  vii,  145-146.) 

iflesfj^ingljam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  11  September,  1835 — This  church 
has  been  greatly  repaired  and  ornamented  by  Archdeacon  Bayley, 
the  late  rector.  It  consists  of  a  nave,  and  aisles  which  rest  on 
four  pointed  arches  on  each  side  ;  a  chancel  ;  and  a  pinnacled 
tower  at  y*  west  end.  The  east  window  is  perpendicular  of  three 
lights,  and  is  filled  with  old  painted  glass  taken  from  other  churches. 
There  are  several  shields — (1)  Gules,  four  fusils  in  fesse  argent,  a 
border  engrayled  or  [Nevile]  ;  (2)  the  same  ;  (3)  Gules,  four 
fusils  in  fesse  argent,  a  label  of  five  azure  [Nevile]  ;  (4)  Argent, 
two  bars  gemeUes,  and  a  chief  sable,  a  border  engrayled  gules. 
The  remainder  of  the  window  is  filled  up  with  figures  of  saints, 
and  very  handsome  ;  two  more  shields  of  the  fusils,  and  some 
modern  bordermg.  The  east  window  of  the  south  aisle  has  also 
painted  glass  filling  it,  in  which  are  two  shields — (1)  Or,  a  cross 
engrayled  between  four  martlets  .  .  .  ,  partly  broken  ;  (2) 
Quarterly  argent  and  sable,  a  cross  flory  pierced  counterchanged. 


262  MESSmGHAM 

The  other  windows  of  the  chancel  have  a  few  pieces  in  them  of 
antient  and  modem  glass,  as  also  most  of  the  windows  in  the  church. 
The  font  is  modem,  octagon,  small,  with  a  shaft  of  the  same  plan, 
and  a  carved  oak  cover.  It  stands  in  the  centre  of  the  chancel. 
The  pulpit  is  very  handsome,  of  carved  oak  made  from  a  clock 
case  in  Lincoln  Minster.  The  reading  desk  and  clerk's  desk  are 
also  made  from  very  fine  old  carved  oak  stalls  from  the  church  of 
Althorpe  in  Axholme.  A  full  description  of  the  painted  glass  in 
the  windows,  and  from  whence  each  piece  came,  also  of  the  pulpit, 
etc.,  is  to  be  found  in  the  register  of  the  church. 

A  white  marble  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Francis  Roadley  |  son  of  |  Richard 
&  Mary  Roadley  |  who  departed  this  life  |  December  12, 
1796,  I  in  the  25th  year  |  of  his  age. 

On  another  near  to  the  last  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Richard  Roadley  |  who  died 
March  10*1^,  1812,  aged  71  years,  |  of  Mary  his  wife  |  who  died 
January  28*^,  1781,  aged  38  years,  |  of  Mary  Roadley  his  sister  | 
who  died  January  18*^,  1808,  aged  77  years,  |  And  of  |  Sarah, 
Carr,  John,  and  Sarah  |  children  of  R.  and  M.  Roadley  | 
who  died  in  their  infancy. 

A  brass  plate  against  the  wall  of  the  south  aisle  in  capitals  : 

In  spe  Resurrectionis.  |  Here  lyeth  interred  the  bodies  of 
Martin  Gravyner,  |  gent:  and  Effam  his  wife  who  lived  in 
y*  Consecrated  |  estate  of  matrimonye  36  yeares,  and  had 
issue  I  eight  children,  viz.  2  sonnes  &  6  daughters,  which  | 
Martin  died  y«  2  of  June  1616,  and  the  said  Effam  y«  |  3 
of  Sept.  1616.  I  (A  crowned  skull)  Veni  uidi  uici.  |  Thus  Death 
trjoimphs  and  tells  us  all  must  die  |  Thus  we  trynmph  by 
death  to  Christ  to  flye  |  To  live  to  die  ;  is  not  to  die  but  live  | 
To  die  to  bliss  is  blessed  life  to  give  |  Aske  how  they  lived 
and  thov  shalt  know  their  ends  |  They  dyed  saintes  to  God  ; 
to  Poore  true  friends. 

A  black  marble  monument  to  the  west  of  the  last : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  the  late  Rev^  John  Ferrand,  M.A.,  | 
who  was  vicar  of  this  parish  near  28  years  |  and  died  Jan^  16, 
1759,  aged  52,  |  not  to  mention  the  several  parts  of  his  private  | 
character  which  was  remarkably  amiable  and  |  exemplary, 
he  was  a  truly  pious  and  judicious  |  Divine,  an  able  and 
instructive  preacher,  |  faithful  and  diligent  in  the  discharge 
of  his  I  ministerial  functions,  and  being  possessed  of  |  an  hand- 
some ifortune  and  happy  in  a  good  j  understanding  with  a 
peculiar  sweetness  |  and  evenness  of  temper,  was  not  only  | 
extremely  liberal  to  the  distress'd,  |  but  also  a  great  promoter 
of  peace  and  charity  |  and  very  successful  in  reconciling! 
differences  |  among  contending  neighbors,  |  and  as  he  was] 


MINTING  263 

deservedly  beloved  so  he  died  |  greatlj'^  lamented  by  all  that 
knew  him.  |  He  married  Marj^  daughter  of  Thomas  Hatchett  | 
of  Southwell,  Esq.,  and  Mary  his  wife,  |  by  whom  he  had  j 
Grerard  Thomas  bom  2^  Dec^  1751,  now  living.  |  John  bom 
2  Sept.  1753,  died  11  Oct.  1753,  Mary  bom  27  July  1755, 
I  died  10  Aug.  1758,  both  interred  near  him. 

A  marble   monument  to   the  west,   these  arms   under — Per  fesse 
gules  and  argent,  in  chief  three  crosses  flory  or  [Ferrand]  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  deposited  the  remains  of  |  Mrs  Mary 
Ferrand  relict  of  |  the  Rev^  John  Ferrand  |  late  vicar  of 
this  parish.  |  Also  of  Gerrard  Thomas  Ferrand,  Esq.,  |  their 
only  son.  |  She  died  at  Cambridge  Jan^  2,  1776,  |  aged  55  years.  | 
He  died  at  Bristol  July  10,  1779,  |  aged  27  years.  |  They 
were  possessed  of  all  the  virtues  and  |  affections  which  could 
possibly  adorn  the  |  characters  of  the  parent  and  son.  | 
This  monument  |  was  erected  by  Stephen  Ferrand,  Esq:  j 
as  a  testimony  of  his  respect  |  to  the  memory  of  his  |  sister 
and  nephew. 

A  white  marble  tablet  against  the  east  end  of  the  south  aisle  : 
To  the  memory  of  |  Mr  Thomas  Raven  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  the  IStn  of  May  1800,  |  in  the  49  year  |  of  his  age. 

A  flat  stone  on  the  floor  of  the  south  aisle  : 

In  memory  of  |  Richard  Gravenor  |  of  this  parish  who  died  | 
December  the  23,  1778,  |  aged  48  years.  |  Also  of  Elizabeth 
wife  of  I  the  above  who  died  at  |  Edwinstowe  in  the  county  | 
of  Nottingham  |  May  the  26*^,  1815,  |  aged  82  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Edward  Horden  |  vicar 
of  this  parish  |  26  years  |  who  died  28  April  1811,  |  aged  56 
years. 

[See  also  Jeans,  44.] 

(MS  vii,  113-119.) 

ifWinting 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  12  October,  1840 — The  church  of 
Minting  is  a  small  old  building  consistmg  of  a  chancel,  nave,  and 
north  aisle,  the  nave  being  separated  from  the  aisle  by  three  Saxon 
arches  with  clustered  columns.  There  is  a  small  piece  of  pamted 
glass  (D)  in  the  window  of  the  north  aisle  which  appears  to  bear 
a  portcullis  or,  but  it  is  only  a  fragment.  The  chancel  is  divided 
off  by  a  carved  Gothic  screen  and  before  the  altar  is  an  old  stone 
which  has  had  both  brass  figure  and  inscription,  now  gone. 

The  only  monument  is  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel — a 
brass  oval  convex  plate  with  this  inscription  : 

Gulielmus  Chapman   |   Probus  doctus  lepidus  facundus  |  Hie 


264  MINTING 

jacet  I  Pietate  fidelitate  benignitate  modestia  |  Nulli  secundus 

Hanc  vicariam  bis  20  |  et  octo  annos  tenuit  |  Clarus  in  umbra 

Rara  in  senectute  emicuit  |  Die  14  Aprilis  decessit  |  Anno 

aetat.  82,  annoque  Dom.  |  1722. 

There  is  a  south  porch  (R)  in  the  east  waU  of  which  is  embedded 

a  well-carved  old  stone  of  oblong  form  with  the  figure  of  Christ 

on  the  Cross  between  two  figures.     There  seems  to  have  been  a 

brass  plate  above. 

(MS  X,  19-20.) 

iHorton  h^  Pourne 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  August,  1831 — This  is  a  large 
cross  church  with  a  fine  tower  at  the  intersection,  and  a  handsome 
west  window  and  porch,  the  other  windows  are  fine.  The  living 
is  in  the  gift  of  the  Bishop  of  Lincoln.  The  incumbent  is  the 
Rev<i  Samuel  Edmund  Hopkinson. 
On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  |  lies  interred  the  body  of  |  George  Mitchel  |  eldest 
son  of  I  Rob*  Mitchel  Robinson,  |  Esq.,  and  Jane  his  wife  | 
who  died  March  the  19th,  1789,  |  aged  17  years.  |  But  there's 
a  power  above  us  nature  |  Proclaims  thro'  all  her  various 
works  I  Who  doth  delight  in  virtue  &  those  |  Whom  he  delights 
in  must  be  happy. 
On  another  flat  stone  more  to  the  north  (D)  : 

Here  |  lies  interred  |  Jane  the  wife  of  Rob*  MitcheU  Robinson, 
Esq.,  I  and  one  of  the  two  daughters  &  co-heiresses  |  of  Greorge 
Robinson  late  of  the  BaU  of  Lincoln  |  &  of  Fiskerton  in  this 
county,  I  Esq.,  deceased,  who  died  June  y^  20th,  |  1778,  | 
aged  27  years.  |  She  was  Religious,  Charitable,  PoUte,  without 
Affectation,  Ostentation,  Adulation,  an  affectionate  wife  |  a 
tender  mother  |  and  a  sincere  friend. 
[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  195.] 

(MS  i,  61-62.) 

ifWouUon 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  23  July,  1833 — 
A  white  marble  tablet  on  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Helen  Jenkyns  |  daughter  of  | 
the  Rev.  Samuel  Elsdale,  M.A.,  |  (Master  of  the  Free  Grammar 
school  in  this  parish),  |  and  Catherine  his  wife.  |  She  died  on 
the  9th  March  1818.  |  She  was  a  most  heavenly  minded, 
tender  hearted  child,  j  ever  dutiful  to  her  parents,  loving  & 
beloved.  |  The  Lord  gave  &  the  Lord  hath  taken  away,  \ 
blessed  be  the  name  of  the  Lord.  |  Ere  grief  could  blight  thy 
op'ning  bloom  |  Or  sin  thy  charms  destroy  |  Thy  Saviour 
called  an  angel  home  |  To  realms  of  peace  and  joy. 


MOULTON  265 

On  a  similar  tablet  against  the  wall  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Samuel  Elsdale  M.A.  | 
late  fellow  of  Lincoln  College  Oxford,  |  and  master  of  the  free 
Grammar  School  |  in  this  place.  |  He  died  the  13  of  July 
1827,  I  aged  47  years.  |  Give  alms  of  thy  goods  and  never 
turn  thy  face  from  |  any  poor  man  and  then  the  face  of  the 
Lord  shall  not  |  be  turned  away  from  thee.  Tobit,  chap.  4,  | 
ver.  7. 

On  a  flat  stone  before  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Mr  Robert  |  Heath  vicar  of  this  place 
who  I  departed  this  life  May  the  8th  |  Anno  Dom.  1665,  aged 
42  years.  |  Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Mrs  Mary  |  Heath  the 
wife  of  Mr  Robert  Heath  |  who  departed  this  life  April  the  7  | 
Anno  Dom.  1708,  aged  83  years. 

On  an  old  stone  in  the  nave  before  the  chancel  : 

Joannes  Harroxw^^  funere  dignus  |  Ampliori  hie  in  Domino  | 
requiescit  1560  | 

On  a  black  marble  slab  in  the  nave  : 

Under  this  marble  was  buried  |  February  the  26,  1763,  |  the 
Rev<*  John  Chapman  |  master  of  the  Free  Grammar  school  | 
in  Moulton,  aged  67.  |  On  his  left  hand  was  buried  |  June 
the  30,  1751,  |  Elizabeth  his  wife,  |  aged  51,  |  and  |  on  her 
left  hand  was  buried  |  November  the  4,  1749,  [  Ann  their 
daughter,  |  aged  24. 

On  another : 

Edward  Hunnings  |  Dec.  18,  1733,  aged  36  years,  |  and  one 
infant  son.  |  Elizabeth  the  daughter  of  |  Robert  &  EUzabeth  | 
Butter  of  Spalding,  merchant,  |  and  wife  to  the  above  | 
Edward  Hunnings  |  and  Charles  Holland  |  both  of  this  parish  j 
Nov.  14,  1780,  aged  77  years.  |  Frances  Susanna  daughter 
of  I  James  &  Elizabeth  |  Sneath  of  Spalding  |  and  grandaughter 
to  the  above  |  Edward  &  Elizabeth  |  Hunnings,  |  an  infant. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  middle  aisle  (D)  : 

In  a  vault  |  beneath  this  stone  |  lie  the  remains  of  |  John 
Hardy,  gent.,  |  bom  Feb.  25,  1709,  |  died  Nov.  26,  1792.  | 
Also  on  his  left  side  |  lies  Alice  Tatam,  she  died  |  Nov.  22, 
1788,  aged  9  years.  |  And  also  John  and  William  [  Tatam 
who  died  infants  |  his  grand  children. 

Close  to  the  last  on  a  black  stone  : 

Beneath  this  stone  |  lie  interred  the  remains  of  Mrs  Anne 
Tatam  |  the  widow  and  relict  of  Mr  William  Tatam  |  and 
daughter  of  |  John  Hardy,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
the  3  day  of  February  1807,  j  aged  57  years. 

On  a  stone  in  the  north  aisle  : 

In  a  vault  |  beneath  this  stone  j  lieth  the  remains  of  |  Mr 


266  MOULTON 

Samuel  Wood  |  who  departed  this  life  |  Feb.  25,  1806,  |  in 
the  63  year  of  his  age.  |  Also  Rebecca  his  wife  |  died  November 
26,  1805,  I  in  the  56  year  of  her  age. 

In  the  north  aisle  : 

Here  lyeth  3^  body  |  of  John  Cocke  son  |  of  John  Cocke  &  j 
Elizabeth  his  wife  |  who  departed  |  this  life  February  |  the 
10,  1681,  aged  |   2  years. 

Near  the  last  : 

In  memory  of  |  Ann  the  daughter  of  Mr  Joseph  |  and  Ann 
Alcock  I  who  departed  this  life  July  the  31,  |  1770,  |  an 
infant.  |  Also  of  Mary  their  daughter  |  departed  this  life 
April  ye  21,   |    1771,   |  an  infant. 

On  a  black  stone  across  the  aisles  between  the  doors  : 

Elizabeth  |  daughter  of  Mathew  &  Martha  |  Clark  1  died 
May  the  iv,  mdccxcv,   |  aged  xx  years. 

On  the  next  stone  to  the  south  : 

Mathew  Clark  |  died  September  27,  1791,  |  aged  32,  |  and 
one  infant  son. 

On  the  next  : 

Martha  the  wife  of  Edward  Hunnings  |  of  Boston  in  this 
county,  I  and  daughter  of  |  Mathew  and  Martha  Clark  |  of 
this  parish,  grazier,  |  December  11,  1787,  aged  23  years. 

On  the  next  (D)  : 

James  |  son  of  |  Mathew  &  Martha  |  Clark  |  died  September  1, 
1785,   I  aged  |  xv. 

On  the  next  : 

In  memory  of  |  Martha  |  the  relict  of  |  Mathew  Clark,  gent.,  | 
who  died  Sept.  29,  1816,  |  aged  77  years. 

On  the  next  (D)  : 

In  memory  |  of  |  Mathew  Clark  |  who  departed  this  life  |  the 
6  day  of  July  1782,  |  aged  34  years.  |  Also  Sarah  his  daughter,  | 
aged  12  years.  |  Likewise  4  children  died  infants. 

On  another  flat  stone  (D)  : 

Mrs  I  Mary  Elizabeth  Anne,  |  wife  of  |  Mr  John  Cooley,  | 
younger  daughter  of  |  Mr  John  and  Ann  Molson,  |  died  June 
20,  1807,  I  aged  27  years.  |  Thomas  |  son  of  the  above  |  Mr 
John  and  Ann  Molson  |  died  June  14,  1807,  |  aged  21  years. 

On  a  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  nave,  at  the 
entrance  to  the  chancel,  with  these  arms  under — Azure,  three 
bird-bolts  in  tun  argent  [BoultonJ  :  the  inscription  is  in  capitals 
(D): 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Alice  the  daughter  of  |  Henry 
and  Alice  Boulton  |  late  of  Stixwould  |  in  the  county  of 
Lincoln,  |  who  was  bom  Sept.  1,  |  1722,  |  and  died  Dec*" 
6,   I    1784. 


MOULTON  267 

On  a  stone  in  the  south  aisle  : 

Juvenis  eximiis  animi  dotibus  |  omatus  florenti  setate  ]  e 
vivis  sublatus  triste  |  sui  desiderium  reliquit  |  obiit  2  die 
Oetobris  I  Anno  ^Etatis  23  |  [Anno]  Dom.  1723,  Edwardus 
Staunton  A.B. 

Tliere  is  a  singular  font  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave,  said  to  have 
been  executed  by  a  travelling  artizan  about  fifty  or  sixty  years 
back  ;  it  is  made  of  wood,  and  represents  Adam  and  Eve  standing 
by  the  tree  of  knowledge,  the  upper  branches  of  which  enclose  the 
basin.  Eve  is  just  gathering  the  apple.  On  the  basin  are  carved 
these  three  subjects,  1st,  the  baptism  of  our  Saviour  by  St  John  ; 
2nd,  the  dove  returning  to  the  ark  with  the  oHve  branch  ;  3rd,  the 
baptism  by  Philip  of  the  Eunuch.  The  carving  (especially  of  the 
last  in  its  carriage  and  horses)  is  very  grotesque,  and  is  rendered 
by  painting  still  more  ridiculous.  The  cover  is  suspended  over, 
with  the  flying  figure  of  an  angel  which  seems  to  support  it. 

On  a  white  marble  monument  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle, 
with  arms  over — Azure  three  bird-bolts  or  ;  crest — A  bird-bolt  in 
tun  proper  [Boulton].     In  capitals  : 

In  the  family  vault  beneath  lie  the  remains  of  |  Henry 
Boulton,  Esq.,  |  Many  years  a  magistrate  for  the  counties 
of  I  Lincoln  and  Rutland,  |  and  formerly  resident  in  this 
parish.  |  He  died  in  December  1788.  |  He  married  first 
Susanna  Beridge,  widow,  |  who  died  in  November  1749  ;  | 
secondly,  Sarah  |  daughter  of  Theophilus  Buckworth,  Esq.,  j 
of  Spalding  ;  |  she  died  in  January  1754,  |  both  of  whom 
lie  buried  here.  |  He  married  lastly,  Mary  daughter  of  |  Darcy 
Preston,  Esq.,  of  Askham  in  the  county  of  York.  |  She  died 
in  February  1779,  |  and  was  buried  at  Uppingham  in  the 
county  of  Rutland.  |  Also  of  Henry  Boulton,  Esq.,  eldest 
son  of  1  the  above,  who  practised  some  years  |  at  the  Chancery 
Bar.  I  He  died  March  11,  1828,  at  Greddington  House  |  in  the 
county  of  Northampton.  He  first  married  Susanna  eldest 
daughter  |  and  coheiress  of  Mr  Serjeant  Forster  ;  |  she  died  on 
the  5th  of  September  1788,  |  and  was  buried  at  Hampstead  | 
in  the  county  of  Middlesex  ;  |  secondly,  Mary  daughter  of 
John  Francklin,  Esq.,  |  of  the  county  of  Bedford  ;  |  she  died 
September  4th,  1795  ;  |  thirdly,  Harriet  daughter  of  |  the 
Rev^  Baptist  Isaac  of  the  county  of  Dorset  :  |  she  died  March 
3rd,  1806  ;  |  fourthly,  Mary  Winifreda  daughter  of  |  Lieutenant 
Colonel  Durell  ;  she  died  April  9,  1808.  |  These  three  last  lie 
buried  here.  |  Lastly  he  married  Emma  fourth  daughter  of  | 
Thomas  Lane,  Esq.,  formerly  of  |  Selsdon  in  the  county  of 
Surrey  who  survived  him.  |  This  monument  was  erected  by 
the  surviving  widow  |  and  the  children  of  the  respective 
marriages. 


268  MOULTON 

On  a  blue  flat  stone  below  on  the  floor  : 

In  memory  of  Sarah  |  wife  of  Henry  Boulton,  gent.,  |  (daughter 
of  Thomas  Buckworth  of  Spalding,  |  gent.,  &  Elizabeth  his 
wife).  She  died  |  January  the  17,  1754,  N.S.,  |  in  the  nine- 
teenth year  of  her  age.  |  Henry  son  of  the  above  Henry  and 
Sarah  |  died  May  8,  1754,  N.S.,  |  aged  17  weeks. 

Another  collateral  to  the  last  to  the  north  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  |  John  Rea,  gent.,  who  |  departed 
this  Ufe  I  October  the  29,  1676. 

On  another  more  to  the  north  : 

Christiana  the  wife  of  James  |  Bolton,  gent.,  (and  daughter  | 
of  Edward  Numan  late  of  |  Folksworth  in  the  county  |  of 
Huntingdon,  gent.),  departed  |  this  life  the  tenth  day  of  | 
September  1704.  |  In  memory  of  \  Susannah  the  wiie  of  | 
Henry  Boulton,  gent.,  |  (daughter  of  Robert  Butter  of  |  Spald- 
ing, merchant,  &  Eliza-  |  beth  his  wife),  who  died  |  November 
the  10,  1749,  |  aged  28.  |  Susanna  daughter  of  |  Henry  and 
Susanna  died  March  lOtli,  |   1749,  aged  15  months. 

On  another  still  more  to  the  north,  partly  concealed  by  a  chesl : 
The  interment  of  Jane  the  wife  |  of  James  Bolton, 
junior,  gent.,  |  (and  daughter  of  Samuel  |  Doughty,  clerk, 
late  of  Stanground  |  in  the  county  of  Huntingdon),  was  |  the 
11th  of  January  1722.  |  James  &  Doughty  sons  of  |  James 
and  Jane  here  interred  |  the  18  of  January  |   1722. 

On  a  brown  stone  to  the  east  of  this  range  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  Elizabeth  the  da-  |  ughter  of  James 
Bol  I  ton,  gent.,  and  Christiana  his  wife  who  departed  |  this 
life  ye  29  day  of  |  April  1700. 

On  a  coffin  shaped  stone  more  to  the  east,  much  rubbed  (D)  : 
Here  lyeth  the  |  body  of  Philip  Tallents  vicar  of  |  this  place 
who  I  departed  this  life  | Dom.  1704,  |  setatis  suae  76. 

Another  to  the  north  : 

Here  lyeth  y*  body  of  |  William  Staunton,  clerke,  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  April  y^  3rd,  1711,  |  aged  41  years. 

On  a  brass  plate  in  the  south  aisle  in  capitals  : 

Heare  lyeth  interred  the  body  |  of  John  Cocke  whoe  departed 
this  I  life  March  the  8^,  1666,  aged  63,  |  And  Thomasin 
his  wiffe  whoe  |  departed  this  life  November  |  the  P,  1680, 
aged  73. 

On  a  marble  slab  to  the  east  of  the  last  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  John  |  Cocke  late  of  Moulton  son  |  of 
John  Cocke  and  Thomasin  |  his  wife  who  departed  this  |  lyfe 
the  9th  day  of  May  1689,  |  aged  59.  |  Here  lyeth  allso  the 
bodys  of  I  John  and  Ann  Cocke  gran-  |  children  to  this  John 


NAVENBY  269 

Cocke   I   and  son   &  daughter  to    |   John  Cocke  of  Moulton 
and  I  Ann  his  wife  who  departed  |  this  lyfe  being  infants. 
On  a  black  slab  to  the  north  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  |  the  body  of  John  Cocke,  gent.,  |  who  departed 
this  life  March  |  the  2^,  1727,  aged  66.  |  Here  lyeth  the  body 
of  Thomas  Cock,  |  grandson  of  the  above  John  and  | 
Ann  Cock,  who  departed  this  life  |  the  10th  day  of  September 
1731,  in  I  the  fifth  year  of  his  age. 

A  hatchment  over  the  Boulton  monument,  Boulton,  impaling — 
Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Per  pale  azure  and  gules,  three  saltiers 
or,  over  all  three  crescents  argent  [for  Lane]  ;  2nd,  Or,  a  bend 
verrey  cotised  gules  [Bowyer]  ;  3rd,  Gules,  a  bezant  between  three 
demy  lions  couped  ....  [Bennet].  Crest  of  Boulton.  Round  the 
large  shield  are  four  small  ones  :  (1)  At  the  top,  Boulton, 
with  an  inescucheon — Argent,  a  chevron  between  three  bugles, 
stringed  sable,  differenced  by  a  crescent  [Forster].  (2)  At  the 
bottom  Boulton,  with  an  escucheon — Argent,  a  lion  rampant 
guardant  or.  (3)  On  the  dexter,  Boulton,  impaling — Quarterly, 
1st  and  4th,  Argent,  on  a  bend  sinister  between  three  [Uons']  heads 

sable  3 or  [Francklin]  ;    2nd  and  3rd,  Sable,  three  bugles 

argent  [for  Forster].  (4)  On  the  sinister,  Boulton,  impaling — Sable, 
a  bend  or,  on  a  canton  argent  a  leopard's  face  proper  [Isaac]. 

Another  hatchment  against  the  south  wall — Boulton,  impaling — 
Sable,  a  bend  or,  on  a  canton  argent  a  leopard's  face  proper 
[Isaac]. 

Another  hatchment  against  a  pillar  opposite — Boulton,  on  an 
escucheon — Azure,  a  lion  rampant  ermines  crowned  or  [Durell]. 

This  is  a  large  and  handsome  church.  The  nave  and  aisles  are 
supported  by  six  pointed  arches  springing  from  massy  clustered 
columns.  There  is  a  screen  between  the  nave  and  the  chancel  ; 
and  the  roof  of  the  tower,  which  is  open  to  the  nave  by  a  fine 
pointed  arch,  is  handsomel3^  groined.  The  tower  and  spire  at  the 
west  end  are  of  peculiarly  fine  proportions  and  form  a  most 
beautiful  object.  The  windows  are  very  tine.  In  the  rest  of  the 
church  they  are  all  despoiled  of  their  tracery. 

[See  also  L.E.S.  i,   174-175;    Jeans  45;    Churches  of  Holland.] 

(MS  ii,  117-137.) 

Notes  taken  ui  the  church,  8  August,   1833 — 
On  a  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel,  with  these 
arms  over — Or,    three  chevrons  sable  on  each  of  which  five  garbs 
of  the  field  [for  Leightonhouse]  (D)  : 

In  this  Chancel  Heth  in-  |  terred  the  body  of  i  Walter 
Leightonhouse,  |  Gent.,  |  who  departed  this  life  7  |  Jan.  1760, 


270  NAVENBY 

in  the  69  year  |  of  his  age  ;  also  near  |  the  same  place  lieth 
interred  |  the  body  of  Deborah  wife  |  to  the  said  Walter 
Leighton-  |  house  who  departed  this  life  30  |  Sept.  1758,  in 
the  80  year  of  her  |  age. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Susan  daughter  of  |  the  Rev.  Dearing  Jones,  | 
and  Hannah  his  wife  |  who  departed  this  life  |  May  the  31, 
1804. 

On  a  black  stone  next  to  the  last  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Reverend  Dearing  Jones  |  late  Rector 
of  this  parish  |  who  departed  this  life  |  November  the  12, 
1803,  I  In  the  84  year  of  his  age.  |  He  might  justly  be  called 
a  good  man. 

On  a  black  stone  (D)  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Hannah  Jones  |  wife  of  the  Rev.  |  Dearing 
Jones  I  Rector  of  this  Church  |  whose  amiable  disposition  j  & 
prudent  behaviour  |  were  acknowledged  |  by  a  general  respect.  | 
She  died  FebJ'y  7,  1784,  |  in  the  69  year  of  her  age.  ^1 

On  a  white  marble  slab  in  the  floor  near  the  last  (D)  : 

In  1  memory  of  |  Lieutenant  Dearing  Jones  |  of  his  Majestys 
thirty  third  |  Regiment  of  Infantry,  |  only  son  of  |  the  Rev*^ 
Dearing  Jones  |  Rector  of  this  Church,  |  he  departed  this 
life  I  the  27  day  of  May  1786,  |  aged  28  years,  |  well  respected 
in  his  profession.  |  No  youth  no  strength  against  the  hand 
of  fate  prevail  |  When  Heaven  decrees,  in  all  their  power 
alas  how  frail.  |  O  fallacem  hominum  spem  fragilemque 
fortunam. 

On  a  white  marble  slab  near  the  last  (D)  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev.  David  Potts,  A.M.,  |  Rector 
of  this  Parish  |  who  departed  this  life  |  January  21,  1814,  | 
aged  64  years. 

On  a  stone  before  the  altar  rails  (D)  : 

In  the  memory  of  |  Mary  Smith  |  who  departed  this  |  life 
March  the  23,  1784,  |  aged  86  years. 

There  are  flat  stones  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  to  the 
memory  of  (D)  : 

Thomas  Maples  died   13  September  1805,  aged  70. 

Gervase  Maples  died  Jan.  6,  1775,  set.  72. 

Frances  wife  of  Gervase  Maples  died  March  24,  1769,  aged  61. 

Thomas   Maples   died   Octob.    28,    1727,   aged   73. 

Deborah  wife  of  Thomas  Maples  died  March  22,  1763,  aged  89. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Joseph  Thorpe  |  who  departed  this 
life  I  October  ye  22,  1781,  aged  80  years. 


NETTLEHAM  271 

On  two  flat  stones  in  the  chancel  rubbed  (D)  : 

Martha  the  wife  of  |  William  Chest  who |  Feb.  y« 

28tb  day,  |    1719,  set.  27. 

On  the  other  (D)  : 

Mary  Evering  |  -ham  departed  |  this  life  Dec.  y«  17,   1706,  | 
aged  78. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles  resting  on  three  pointed 
arches.  The  chancel  is  very  beautiful ;  it  opens  from  the  nave 
by  a  fine  lofty  pointed  arch  rising  from  a  single  column  on  each 
side.  It  is  as  large  as  the  body  of  the  church,  and  has  once  been 
very  lofty,  but  the  roof  has  been  lowered.  It  is  of  the  Decorated 
style,  and  the  windows  are  very  fine.  The  east  window  is  of  six 
lights,  but  the  head  of  the  tracery  has  been  shut  out  and  filled  up 
by  the  lowering  of  the  roof.  On  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  is 
a  beautiful  arch  seemingly  over  a  tomb,  but  the  lower  part  is  blocked 
up  ;  it  is  cinquefoiled  and  has  over  it  a  crocketted  canopy  ending 
in  a  very  handsome  fmial.  The  canopy  springs  from  crocketed 
pinnacles  at  each  side.  To  the  east  of  this  is  a  beautiful  niche  in 
the  wall,  below  which  are  three  standing  figures  of  men  in  armour 
with  shields,  the  heads  broken  off.  The  arch  of  the  niche  is  ogee 
and  trefoiled,  the  canopj^  crocketted  ending  in  a  beautiful  finial. 
At  each  side  is  a  pinnacle,  and  between  either  of  them  and  the 
canopy  are  two  female  figures.  This  is  like  the  sepulchre  in 
Heckington  Church,  but  on  a  smaller  scale,  though  very  beautiful. 
In  the  south  wall  is  a  fine  piscina,  with  a  crocketted  trefoil  cut 
arch,  and  over  it  a  canopy  crocketted  the  finial  broken  off.  To 
the  west  of  this  are  three  stone  stalls  formed  by  trefoiled  ogee 
arches  crocketted  with  rich  finials,  and  separated  by  pinnacles. 
In  the  chancel  is  an  old  stone  said  to  have  been  dug  up  out  of  a 
grave  twenty  five  years  ago,  having  an  inscription  in  Saxon 
characters  upon  it,  but  illegible. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  241.] 

(MS  iii,  191-197.) 

i5ettleljam 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  5  August,  1833 — 

On   a   white    marble    monument   against   the    north    wall  of   the 

chancel  (R)  : 

Near  this  place  |  are  interred  the  remains  of  |  The  Rev^i  Robert 
Wharton  A.M.  |  chancellor  of  Lhicoln,  archdeacon  of  Stow  | 
and  rector  of  Sigglesthorne  in  Yorkshire,  |  who  |  on  the  29**^ 
of  January  1808,  |  (and  in  the  57 ^^^  year  of  his  age)  |  was 
released  |  from  a  long  and  painful  illness  |  and  summoned 
into  the  presence  |  of  that  Master  |  from  whom  he  ever  trusted 
to  receive   j  as  he  studied  to  deserve  |  the  reward  |    "  of  a 


272  NETTLEHAM 

good  and  faithful  servant."  |  Distinguished  for  his  learning,  | 
revered  for  his  piety,  |  and  beloved  for  his  benevolent  |  and 
amiable  disposition  |  He  needs  not  a  monument  |  to  record 
his  praises  |  or  prolong  his  memory.  |  yet  in  grateful  recollec- 
tion I  of  his  most  tender  regard  for  themselves  |  and  un- 
remitting care  of  their  best  interests  |  this  humble  tribute 
of  respect  |  of  gratitude  and  affection  |  is  inscribed  by  those  | 
who,  whilst  they  deplore  the  loss  |  of  a  husband  and  a  father,  j 
shall  ever  love  |  to  contemplate  his  virtues  |  and  imitate  his 
example. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  (D)  : 

In  memory  |  of  |  Leonard  Sampson  |  son  of  Leonard  |  and 
Faith  Sampson  |  who  died  Nov.  the  18th,|  1778,  |  aged  67 
years  ;  |  also  |  Frances  Cropper  |  his  daughter  |  who  died 
Nov.  6,  I  1789,  I  aged  48  years.  |  Here  lieth  also  the  body  |  of 
William  Cropper  |  husband  of  the  said  |  Frances  Cropper  | 
who  died  May  6,  1795. 

On  flat  stones  near  the  last  (D)  : 

Li  memory  of  ]  Leonard  Sampson  who  |  departed  this  life 
the  26  I  September  1754,  aged  79  ;  |  also  Faith  Sampson  wife 
of  I  Leonard  Sampson  who  |  departed  this  life  the  22d  day  | 
of  March  1755,  aged  81  years. 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Frances  the  wife  of  |  Leonard  Samp- 
son I  who  departed  this  life  |  April  the  7,  1772,  |  aged  54. 

On  another  flat  stone  (D)  : 

In  memory  |  of  Elizabeth  the  wife  |  of  Robert  Shulson  |  who 
died  .  .  October  |  1774,  |  aged  64  years  ;  j  also  |  Jane  Fowler 
daughter  of  |  the  above  who  died  June  the  |  •  •  ,  1780,  aged 
6  years. 

A  wooden  tablet  records  the  following  benefactions  : 

John  Aistroppe  by  will  May  27,   1786,  left  £50  which  was 

laid  out  in  1791  in  new  pewing  and  a  pulpit. 
Elizabeth   Ayscough   by  will  proved  at  Lincoln,    1716,   left 

40^.  for  bread  for  the  poor. 
John  Moss,  9  May,  1723,  gave  20s.  to  the  poor. 

A  monument  of  white  stone  agamst  the  wall  of  the  south  aisle, 
these  arms  over — Ermine,  a  bend  wavy,  a  chief  .  .  .  [Nether- 
cootes]  ;  impaling —  .  .  .  ,  on  a  chevron  .  .  .  three  roses  .  .  .  ,  a 
dexter  canton  ermine  [Rands].  On  two  small  obelisks  at  the 
sides  are  the  words  '  Vitse-Morti  '  and  below  the  arms  the  words 
"  in  utranqwe  paratus."     This  inscription  in  capitals  below  : 

VX.  S.C.  I  Dorothseae  Nethercootes  ejusq.  |  animulse  candidiss.  | 
quae  ad  cselos  evolavit  29  Junij  1603,  |  ob  pietatem,  castitatem, 
modestiam  multasq.  |  suavitates  ac  gratas  gratias  |  tres 
quos  tulit  optima  spe  ac  specie  liberos  |  Martham,  Mariam, 


NEWTON  IN  AVELAND  273 

Thomam,  |  deniq.  familiam  probe  curatam  ac  sobolem,  | 
Gualterus  Nethercootes  conjunx  moestissimus,  |  aetemi  desiderii 
et  amoris  ergo  |  posuit. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  in  raised  capitals,  partly  hid  by 

a  pew  : 

Here  Ueth  the  body  of  |  Charles  Wolley  Gent.  |  who  departed 
this  life  I  the  25th  of  July  1690  |  aged  71.  |  Here  also  |  is 
interred  his  niece  |  Mrs  Justina  Nicholson  |  the  pious,  charit- 
able I  and  provident  wife  |  of  Mr  Thomas  Nicholson  |  ald° 
of  Lincoln  :   she  |  died  the  IGtn  of  Feb.  1733,  |  aged  74. 

Another  to  the  west,  partly  hid  by  a  pew,  these  arms  over — 
.  .  .  .  ,  three  barrulets  ...  in  chief  a  greyhound  courant  [Skip- 
with].     In  raised  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  Charles  |  Skipwith  and  Eliza  |  beth  Ayscoghe 
both  I  children  of  W'^^  Skip  |  -with  of  Ketsby,  esq^.  |  Charles 
dyed  No  |  vember  the  26*^1,  1677,  |  aged  19.  Elizabeth  |  dyed 
y«  9th  of  Decern  |  ber  1716,  aged  62. 

A  flat  stone  still  more  to  the  west  : 

To  the  memory  |  of  |  John  Straw  |  late  of  the  city  of  Lincoln.  | 
He  departed  this  life  |  Oct.  the  1st,  1782,  |  aged  64  years.  | 
Also  the  remains  of  George  |  eldest  son  of  the  above  |  John 
Straw  I  who  dyed  May  5,  1794,  |  aged  45  years. 

A  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  nave  : 

In  memory  |  of  |  George  Spencer  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
April  the  Z<^,  1789,  |  aged  85  years. 

On  two  other  flat  stones  more  to  the  north  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  |  Mary  the  wife  |  of  |  George  Spencer  | 
who  departed  this  life  |  July  the  10,  1772,  |  aged  75  years. 
Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  |  George  the  son  |  of  George  and 

Mary  Spencer  |  who  departed  this  life  | (the  rest 

is  defaced). 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  two  aisles  supported  on  three 
pointed  arches  rising  from  clustered  columns  with  foUated  capitals, 
a  chancel,  a  south  porch,  and  a  tower  at  the  west  end.  This  church 
was  repaired  about  eight  or  nine  years  since. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  112-113.] 

(MS  iii,  109-116.) 

MtMon  in  ^belanb 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Newton,  31  July,  1833 — 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  : 

Mrs  Ehzabeth  JMichelson  |  daughter  of  Will,  and  Ann  |  Walter 
late  of  this  place  |  departed  this  life  |  the  21  day  of  February 
1783,  I  aged  93. 


274  NEWTON   IN  AVELAND 

On  another  stone  much  rubbed  : 

Here  Heth  the  body  of  |  WiUiam  Walker  |  departed  this 
life  I  Feb.  the  2,  An  .  .  .  .  ,  |  aged  75  years. 

On  another  : 

Here  lies  the  body  |  of  William  Truzzele.  |  He  died  |  April 
.  .  ,  1775,  I  aged  71  years. 

On  a  black  flat  stone  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  William  Walker  gent,  j  who  died  July  17, 
1832,  I  aged  87  years. 

On  another  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  |  Elizabeth  the  wife  |  of  W™  Walker  |  dyed  Nov. 
14,  I    1741,  I  aged  96. 

On  another  stone  rather  defaced  : 

....  John  Walker  |  son  of  William  and  .  .  .  .  |  Walker 
died  ...   I   ...  26,  17  ..,   I  aged  |  43. 

There  has  been  in  the  north  of  the  chancel  a  brass,  figure  and 
inscription  now  gone. 

A  black  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  south 
chancel,  arms  over — ^Argent,  on  a  bend  sable  three  owls  of  y®  first 
[Savile]  ;  impaling — Per  pale  argent  and  azure,  a  chevron  between 
three  chaplets  counterchanged  [Yerbrough].     This  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  |  body  of  Mary  Savile  daugh  |  ter  of 
Robert  Yerbrough  |  of  Lincolne,  esq.,  and  |  2^  wife  of  Thomas 
Savile  |  of  Newton,  esquier.  She  |  departed  this  life  upon 
ye  j  gth  Qf  March  1637,  and  to  |  whose  pious  and  endeared  | 
memory  her  husband  hath  |  erected  this  |  monument. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  nave  much  rubbed  (D)  : 

Here  .  .  .  the  body  | the  |  wife  of  ...  .  Truwell 

and  j  ...  of  William  and  j who  departed  |  this  life 

March  the  .  .  ,  1768,  |  aged  81  years. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  two  aisles  resting  on  three 
pointed  arches,  a  chancel,  and  two  aisles,  and  a  tower  at  the  west 
end.  North  of  the  altar  is  an  ogee  arch  crocketed  with  finial  and 
adorned  with  the  balls  in  hollow  moulding.  On  the  south  side  is 
a  piscina  of  two  arches  resting  on  three  pillars. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  221.] 

(MS  iii,  21-24.) 

jgettjton  on  ^rent 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Newton,    15  September,   1835 — 

This  is  a  very  mean  church,  modem,  being  rebuilt  about  eighteen 
years  back,  and  added  to  the  old  tower  which  has  an  Early  English 
west   door   bearing   marks   of   being   once   handsome.     There   are 


NORTHORPE  275 

three  arches  of  a  north  aisle  still  remaining  in  the  wall.  These 
were  taken  in  and  built  up  at  the  rebuilding  of  the  church.  They 
are  good  equilateral  arches  with  clustered  columns.  There  is  a 
chancel  half  of  which — the  east  part — is  blocked  up  for  a  burial 
place  for  the  Stow  family.  There  is  no  monumental  inscription. 
On  the  north  wall  is  this  atchievement — Azure,  a  cross  between 
four  leopards'  heads  cabossed  or  [Stow]  ;  impaling — Gules,  a 
chevron  argent  between  three  heronshaws  of  the  last,  a  cinquefoyle 
for  difference  sable  [?  Armstrong].  Crest — A  leopard's  head 
cabossed  between  a  pair  of  wings  endorsed  or  ;  (Stow  impaling 
Armstrong  according  to  the  information  of  the  clergyman). 

(MS  vii,  149.) 

iSortftorpe 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  27  August,   1828 — 

The  following  monuments  to  the  Monson  family  are  in  the 
chancel — 

On  a  brass,  measuring  18  inches  by  7  inches,  let  into  a  stone  in 
the  middle  of  the  chancel,  is  the  following,  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  bvried  the  body  of  Anthony  |  Monson  of  Northorp 
in  the  covnty  of  |  Lincolne,  Esq.,  fowrth  sonne  of  S^  lohn  | 
Monson  of  Sovth  Carlton,  knight,  |  who  departed  this  life 
the  n^^  \  day  of  November  1648. 
Below  are  the  following  arms,  on  a  brass  measurmg  8|  mches  by 
10  inches — ^Two  chevronels,  a  mullet  for  difference  [Monson]. 

On  a  brass  plate  measuring  8|  inches  by  17|  inches,  which  is  now 
fixed  into  the  bottom  of  the  partition  of  a  pew,  but  before  the 
repair  of  the  church  in  1820  was  in  the  floor  of  the  chancel,  a  few 
feet  from  where  it  now  is,  is  the  following,  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  William  Monson  |  eldest  sonne  of 
lohn  Monson  of  North  |  orpe  in  y^  Covnty  of  Lincohie,  esq : 
&  I  of  Mary  his  2^^  wife  davghter  to  William  |  Fitz  Williams 
of  Claxby  in  the  said  |  covnty,  esq :  who  died  y^  xxvni  of  | 
Febrvary  A^  D'ni  mdcxxxviii. 

The  following  is  an  inscription  on  a  stone,  measuring  17|  inches 
by  3  feet,  in  the  floor  of  the  chancel  close  to  the  south  wall.  Some 
of  it  is  written  in  the  centre  of  the  stone,  and  some  round  the  edge, 
in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  |  the  body  of  Greorge  Mon  |  son  sone  of  |  Anthony 
and  Francis  |  Monson  who  |  dyed  the  2  of  Ian  vary  1654  | 
setat.  mens. 

The  church  of  Northorpe  was  repaired  in  1820,  and  is  now  a  very 
neat  edifice  ;    the  side  door  is  curiously  carved  in  oak. 

[See  also  Jeans,  45-46.] 

(MS  Supp.,  3-6.) 


276  NORTON   DISNEY 

i?orton  JBi^ntp 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,   16  August,  1833 — 

A  brass  plate  fixed  upright  in  a  stone  frame  between  the  north 
chapel  and  the  chancel.  At  the  top  this  shield  of  arms — Quarterly 
of  six,  1st  and  6th,  A  fess  charged  with  three  fleur  de  lis  [Disney]  ; 
2nd,  A  fess  dancette  between  three  escallops  [Dyve] ;  3rd,  Three 
hons  passant  in  pale  [Amundevill]  ;  4th,  A  chief  on  which  two 
mullets   [  ]  ;     5th,   billetty  a  lion   rampant  ;     [impaling — 

Per  chevron  [vert]  and  ermine,  a  chevron  [or],  in  chief  a  pelican 
in  her  piety  proper  [Joyner]  ].  The  shield  is  between  two  crests — 
1st,  A  lion  passant  guardant  [Disney] ;  2nd,  A  hind  lodged  under 
a  tree,  gorged  with  a  ducal  coronet  and  chained  [Hussey].  Under- 
neath, the  haK  lengths  of  a  knight,  bearded,  in  armour  and  helmet, 
and  his  lady,  both  with  their  hands  clasped,  with  this  on  a  label 
between  them,  '  Sufferance  doth  ease.'  Behind  the  man  are  half 
lengths  of  four  sons  ;  behind  the  woman  of  five  daughters.  The 
names  are  on  labels  from  their  mouths,  (1)  Richard,  (2)  William, 
(3)  Thomas,  (4)  Frances,  (1)  Ann,  (2)  Mary,  (3)  Margaret,  (4) 
Katerine,  (5)  Briget.  Under  the  middle  figures  :  '  Will'm  Disney, 
esquier,  and  Margaret  Joiner.'  In  the  next  row  under  this  group 
are  three  shields  :  (1)  the  centre  one  with  the  above  six  quarterings 
of  Disney  ;  (2)  the  2nd  on  the  left — Quarterly  of  six,  1st,  a  cross 
[Hussey]  ;  2nd,  Five  lozenges  in  fesse,  charged  with  escallops 
[Cheney]  ;  3rd,  A  bend  wavy  between  two  bendlets  ;  4th,  Barry 
of  six  ermine  and  gules  [Hussey]  ;  5th,  Per  pale  three  chevrons 
counterchanged,  fimbriated  [Say]  ;  6th,  A  chevron  between  three 
garbs,  over  all  on  an  inescucheon  a  chevron  between  three  squirrells 
[Lovel]  ;  (3)  the  third  shield  on  the  right  is — Quarterly  of  four, 
1st,  A  fesse  between  three  asses  passant  [Ayscough] ;  2nd,  A  saltier, 
on  a  chief  three  escallops  [Tailboys]  ;  3rd,  Three  chevronels  in  a 
border  [Chamel]  ;  4th,  A  cross  checquy  [Cokefield].  Beneath 
these  shields,  in  the  centre,  is  a  man  full  faced  in  armour  and  helmet, 
between  his  two  wives,  all  with  their  hands  clasped.  Behind  one 
wife,  seven  sons  and  five  daughters.  All  the  figures  are  half  lengths. 
Under  the  man  is  '  Richard  Disney  '  ;  under  the  first  wife,  '  Nele 
daughter  of  S^  Will'm  Husey,  knight  '  ;  under  the  other  '  Janne 
daughf  of  S^  Will'm  Ayscough,  K[night]  '.  The  names  of  the 
sons  which  were  over  their  heads  have  been  cut  out.  Those  of  the 
girls  remain,  and  are  in  old  English,  Sara,  Ester,  Judeth,  Judeth, 
Susan.    Under  all  this,  inscription  in  old  English  : 

The  lyfe,  conversation,  and  seruice  of  the  first  abovenamed 
Will'm  Disney,  |  and  of  Richard  Disney  his  sonne,  were 
comendable  amongest  ther  neig-  |  hours,  trewe  and  fathefulle 
to  ther  prince  and  cu7^trey,  acceptable  to  th'  al-  |  mighty 
of  whomme  we  trust  they  are  receved  to  salvation  accordinge 
to  the  stedfast  fayth  |  Which  they  had  in  him  throughe  the 


NORTON   DISNEY  277 

mercy  and  merit  of  Christ  o^  |  Savior.  Thes  truthes  ar 
thus  sett  fyrthe  that  in  all  ages  God  may  be  thankfully  | 
glorified  for  thes  and  suche  lyke  his  gracius  benefites. 

[About  1780,  this  brass  was  sent  up  to  London  to  be  engraved 
for  Gough's  Sepulchral  Monuments,  and  it  was  discovered  that 
there  was  on  the  back  an  inscription  in  Dutch,  referring  to  the 
founding  of  a  chantry  in  Holland.  See  Jeans,  pp.  48-9,  where  a 
translation  of  the  inscription  is  given.) 

In  the  north  chapel  are  these  other  monuments  of  the  Disney 
family.  On  the  south  side  of  it,  in  the  easternmost  of  the  two 
arches  which  separate  it  from  the  chancel,  is  an  altar  tomb  on  which 
is  the  recumbent  figure  of  a  knight  armed,  whether  in  plate  or 
mail  is  indistinguishable.  He  wears  a  conical  helmet,  and  his 
throat  is  covered  by  a  gorget  of  mail,  his  hands  are  clasped 
over  his  breast,  and  he  has  a  shield  on  his  left  arm  charged  with — 
Three  lyons  passant  [Amundevill].  His  sword  is  at  his  left  side, 
the  lower  part  broken  off.  His  feet  rest  on  a  dog.  On  each  side 
of  the  tomb  are  three  shields,  the  charges  gone.  There  is  no 
inscription  remaining.     [Perhaps  Sir  William  Disney,  circa  1340.] 

Below  this,  on  a  slab  raised  about  two  feet  from  the  ground,  is  a 
coffin-shaped  stone,  on  which  is  sculptured  in  relief,  under  a  canopy 
a  female  figure,  her  hands  clasped  ;  the  lower  part  of  her  is  covered 
over,  and  a  cross  sculptured  on  it  having  a  long  stem  ;  at  the 
bottom  is  a  dog.  At  the  top  are  two  shields  :  (1)  Disney,  (2)  Three 
pallets,  over  all  a  bend  [Langford].  At  the  bottom  is  the  same. 
This  inscription  round  in  old  Saxon  character,  partly  illegible  : 

vst  la  femme  Moun'  Gillam  Disni  et  la  fille  Moun'  | 

Gil  .  .  .  .  de  Langford 

To  the  north  of  this,  on  a  stone  slightly  raised  from  the  ground, 
is  a  figure  of  a  woman  in  a  long  plaited  gown  fitting  tight  to  the 
neck,  and  covering  her  feet,  which  rest  on  a  lion.  She  has  loose 
sleeves,  and  her  hands  are  clasped.  Her  head  is  dressed  in  a 
reticulated  cap,  and  rests  on  a  cushion  supported  by  angels  and 
a  lion.  Arms  on  each  side  her  head —  .  .  .  ,  two  bars  .  .  . 
[Grey]  ;  in  the  middle,  on  the  right  Disney,  on  the  left —  .  .  .  , 
three  pallets,  over  all  a  bend  [Langiord].  At  the  bottom,  the 
same.  At  the  south  side  is  this  inscription  in  church  text  : 
Hie  iacet  Hantacia  filia  |  Will'i  Disni  domini  de  Norton. 

To  the  north  of  this,  against  the  wall,  is  a  large  altar  tomb  on 
which  has  been  a  fine  brass  of  a  man  cross-legged,  with  sword  and 
shield,  under  a  canopy,  and  an  inscription  round,  also  in  brass, 
the  whole  now  gone.     [Perhaps  Sir  William  Disney,  1276-1300. J 

To  the  west  of  this,  under  a  low  arch  in  the  north-east  wall,  is  a 
female  figure  in  a  plaited  robe,  and  a  mantle  gathered  over  her  in 
folds,  held  by  her  hands  M^hich  are  clasped  over  her  breast.     Her 


278  NORTON  DISNEY 

headdress  covers  her  chin,  and  her  head  rests  on  a  pillow,  and  her 
feet  on  a  dog.  In  the  wall  above  are  two  shields  bearing  the  arms 
of  Disney,  viz.  three  lions  passant. 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  north  aisle  separated  by  three 
pomted  arches,  the  chancel  having  a  north  chapel,  and  a  tower  at 
the  west  end,  a  screen  between  the  nave  and  chancel.  The  font 
is  octagonal  on  a  round  pedestal  and  pannelled  in  quatrefoils  and 
shields.  A  hatchment  against  a  pillar  of  the  nave  bears — Argent, 
a  bear  rampant  sable  ;  impaling — Vert  a  lion  rampant  or,  a  chief 
gules. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  245-246  ;   Jeans,  47-49.] 

(MS  xii,  23-26.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  South  Ormesby,  17  August,  1835 — 

On  a  very  elegant  marble  monument,  with  these  arms  over  carved, 
but  without  the  colors — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Three  quartrefoils, 
in  chief  a  boar  passant  charged  with  a  cross  [Massingberd]  ;  2nd 
and  3rd,  Quarterly  [or  and  argent],  four  lioncels  rampant,  over  all 
a  cross  coupe  charged  with  five  escallops  [Langton].  Crest — A 
lion's  head  erazed,  charged  with  two  arrows  in  saltier  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Will.  Burrell  Massingberd  |  of  South 
Ormsby,  Esquire,  |  who  died  the  18*1^  of  August  1802,  aged 
83  years.  |  Loyal  in  his  public  principles,  |  in  his  personal 
affections  |  regulated  by  the  purest  sentiments  |  of  liberalitj^ 
honour,  and  religion,  |  a  strict  patron  of  Justice,  |  with 
manners  equally  polite  and  dignified.  |  He  exhibited  a  proof, 
daily  alas  !  becoming  too  rare  !  |  how  valuable  and  respectable, 
retir'd  and  appropriate  virtue  |  can  render  the  character 
of  a  country  gentleman.  |  In  the  same  vault  are  interred 
Anne  his  wife  |  daughter  of  WilHam  Dobson  of  York,  Esq. 
by  Elizabeth  fourth  daughter  of  Christopher  Tancred  of 
Whixley  in  the  County  of  York,  Esq.  ]  She  died  July  1759, 
aged  37.  |  Catherine  their  fourth  daughter  who  died  an 
infant.  |  Francis  Burrell  Massingberd,  Esq.,  |  his  only 
brother  who  died  May  6,  1795,  aged  72  ;  |  he  was  a 
respectable  Merchant  of  the  City  of  London,  |  and  eminent 
for  his  integrity  and  virtue.  |  Burrell  Massingberd,  Esq.,  his 
father,  |  who  died  in  1728,  aged  44.  |  Philippa,  his  mother, 
eldest  daughter  of  |  Francis  Mundy  of  Markeaton  in  the 
county  of  Derby,  Esq.  ;  |  she  died  in  1762,  aged  72.  |  Sir 
Drayner  Massingberd,  knt,  his  grandfather,  |  who  died  in 
1689,  aged  73,  |  was  the  third  son  of  Thomas  Massingberd 
of  Braytoft  1  in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  Esq.  |  EUzabeth, 
first  wife  of  Sir  Drayner,  |  and  daughter  of  Abraham  Burrell 
of  Medloe  Highfield  |  in  the  county  of  Huntingdon,  Esq.   | 


SOI^TH   ORMSBY  279 

Amy  and  Frances  who  died  infants  |  and  were  with  Burrell 
above  named  S^  DrajTier's  children  |  by  Anne  second  daughter 
of  Henry  Mildmay  of  Graces  |  in  the  county  of  Essex. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  floor  very  near  the  monument  in  the  south 

chapel  of  the  chancel  : 

Beneath  the  floor  of  this  vault  |  are  deposited  the  remains 
of  I  Dame  Elizabeth  Massingberd  buried  Dec'"  1677,  aged 
77  years.  |  Amy  Massingberd  buried  Jan^  10,  1683,  aged  9 
months  &  4  days.  |  Frances  Massingberd  buried  Feb.  19,  1688, 
aged  4  months  18  days.  |  Burrell  Massingberd,  Esq.,  buried 
Jan.  5,  1728,  aged  44  years.  |  Catharine  ]Massingberd  buried 
May  1,  1757,  aged  4  years  6  months.  |  PhiUppa  IVIassingberd 
buried  May  3,  1762,  aged  72  years. 

On  a  black  stone  partly  hid  under  the  stove  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Thomas  Taylor  late  rector  |  of  Authorp 
who  departed  |   ...  20  of  March  | 1710. 

On  an  old  stone  in  the  nave,  in  church  text,  all  that  is  legible  is  : 
armiger  qui  obiit  vii  die  m[ensis]. 

On  another  old  stone  to  the  west  of  the  last,  round  the  verge  : 

Thomas  Hill  quo?idam  rector  ecclesie  de  Ingolmels  | 

A'o  d'ni  mo  cccc  lxxxxii,  cujus  anime  |  propicietur  deus 
Amen. 

On  another  to  the  west,  all  that  is  legible  is  : 
Mcccc  .  .  .  cujus  anime  propicietur  deus. 

On  the  floor  of  the  chancel  is  a  large  blue  stone  on  which  are  the 
portraitures  in  brass  of  a  knight  and  lady  standing  under  a  double 
canopy  pinnacled  ;  the  knight  is  armed  save  the  head  in  plate,  his 
hands  are  clasped,  and  at  his  feet  is  a  dog.  At  his  left  side  hangs 
his  sword,  his  dagger  on  his  right.  The  lady  is  dressed  in  a  long 
plaited  robe,  confined  round  the  waist  by  a  cord  and  tassells.  Her 
head  is  covered  by  a  coif.  Over  these  have  been  two  shields, 
that  above  the  knight  is  gone,  and  of  the  lady's  the  impalement 
only  remains,  which  is  ...  .  three  barrulets  [Constable].  Below 
the  figures  is  this  inscription  in  old  character  : 

Orate  pro  animabws  D'ni  Will'i  Skypwyth  militis  et  Agnetis 
vxoris  eius  qui  |  infer  iacent  qui  quidem  Willi 'us  obiit 
xxvii  die  Nov.  |  Anno  D'ni  Mill'imo  cccc^lxxxoiio  quorum 
animabus  propiciet'  [Deus]. 

Below  are  the  figures  of  one  son  and  two  daughters,  the  latter  in 
square  head-dress.  On  one  of  the  steps  to  the  chancel  remains 
half  of  the  figure  in  brass  (R)  of  a  lady  dressed  in  a  gown,  -with 
long  open  sleeves,  and  the  flat  square  head-dress,  jewelled  at  the 
edges,  her  hands  are  clasped  over  her  breast,  and  at  her  feet  is  a 
small  dog  having  a  collar  ornamented  with  bells  about  his  neck. 
This  dog  resembles  much  our  present  pug  dogs  in  head  and  nose. 


280  SOUTH   ORMSBY 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  in  capitals  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  y^  body  of  Eliza  |  beth  the  wife  of  Thomas  | 
Taylor  rector  of  Authorpe  |  and  daughter  of  William  |  Azlack 
late  rector  of  |  South  Ormesby,  she  died  |  August  the  11, 
1700,  I  in  the  30  year  of  her  age. 

On  a  brown  stone  to  the  east  of  the  last  (R)  : 

Mrs  Margaret  Harris  |  daughter  of  |  Mr  Humphry  Harris  | 
and  Philippa  his  wife  |  died  August  xix,  mdcclvh,  aged 
XXXV.  I  This  monumental  stone  |  is  inscribed  to  her  memory  | 
in  testimony  of  her  |  affection  and  regard  |  by  her  |  relation 
and  friend  |  PhiHppa  Massingberd. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel,  a  plain  black  and  white 

tablet  bearing  this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev.  W™  Burrell  Massingberd,  A.M.,  |  42 
years  rector  of  this  parish  |  who  died  May  5,  1823,  |  aged 
66  years. 

A  handsome  white  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of 

the  chapel,  this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Harriet  Mundy  |  eldest  child  of  Charles  Godfrey  Mundy  |  of 
Burton  Leicestershire,  Esq.,  |  and  Harriet  his  wife,  |  grand- 
daughter of  Charles  Burrell  Massingberd,  Esq.,  |  died  at 
Ormsby,  January  17,  1824,  in  her  17  year.  |  In  her  was 
strongly  marked  the  triumph  of  religious  principle  |  over 
selfish  and  worldly  feeling,  |  possessed  of  all  the  world  admires, 
she  resigned  |  its  fairest  prospects  without  a  murmur,  |  and 
supported  by  faith  in  her  Redeemer  |  beheld  the  approach 
of  Death  with  tranquilUty.  |  Her  afflicted  parents  while  they 
bitterly  lament  her  loss,  |  sorrow  not  as  others  which  have 
no  hope,  |  for  they  trust  that  the  Grace  of  God  will  enable 
them  1  to  follow  her  example,  |  so  that  they  may  die  like 
her  I  and  may  again  be  blessed  with  her  society,  |  never 
more  to  suffer  the  pangs  of  separation. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  church  is  inscribed  to  the  wife  of  .  .  .  White 
who  seems  to  have  died  aet.  77,  but  the  inscription  and  date  are 
entirely  illegible. 

The  church,  which  stands  in  a  beautiful  situation,  consists  of 
a  nave  and  chancel,  to  which  is  a  south  aisle  or  chapel  divided 
off  by  two  pointed  arches,  and  a  tower  at  the  west  end.  There 
has  formerly  been  a  south  aisle  to  the  nave  separated  by  two  Norman 
arches,   which  still  remain  in  the  walls,   having  round  columns. 

At  the  west  end  is  a  small  gallery  containing  an  organ  ;    on  the 

front  is  inscribed  : 

This  organ  |  was  the  gift  of  |  Mary  Jane  Massingberd  |  the 
wife  of  Charles  Burrell  Massingberd,  Esq.,  |  to  this  church 
of  South  Ormesby,   |  August  12,   1810, 


I 


OSBOURNBY  281 

The  font  is  octagonal,  and  on  each  side  is  the  following  device  in 
basso  relievo  :  1.  Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Three  lucies  [Lucy]  ;  2nd 
and  3rd,  A  lion  rampant  [Lovain].  2.  Four  plain  crosses. 
3.  I  H  C.  4.  A  vase  with  a  flower  and  the  letters  A.M.  5.  In 
God  is  al  godnes.  6.  I.H.S.  7.  The  cross  with  the  crown  of 
thorns,  nails  and  scourges.      8.  S.N.      At  the  foot  is  very  legibly 

cut,    Orate   pro  a.nima,h^is  Radulphi   Bolle uxoris  eius  qui 

fecerunt  fieri  hoc  baptisterium. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  x,  234  ;    L.R.S.  i,  82  ;    Jeans,  62-3 ; 
Massingberd,  History  of  Ormsby,  322-30.] 

(MS  vi,  51-58.) 


Notes  taken  in  the  church,   [blanU]  August,    1831 — 

On  a  flat  stone  (D)  in  the  chancel  with  the  arms  cut  above — 
Lozengy  ....  and  .  .  .  .  ,  a  canton  ermine  [for  Buck]  ;  im- 
paling— A  chevron  between  three  lioncels  rampant,  on  a  chief 
indented  three  stags'  heads  [?  Skinner]  ;  on  an  inescucheon  the 
arms  of  Ulster  : 

H.  S.  E.  I  Domina  Francisca  Buck  |  GuUelmi  Buck  de  Hanby 
Grange  |  In  com.  Lincoln  |  equitis  Aurati  |  coniux  |  defuit 
e  vita  I  setat.  51,  |   1711. 

On  the  same  stone  but  on  another  column  (D),  with  a  lozenge  of 
arms  above — Lozengj^  ....  and  ....  [for  Buck]  : 

Francisca  Buck  |  spinster  |  Gulielmi  Buck  |  de  Hanby  Grange  | 
in  Com  :  Lincoln  |  Equitis  aurati  |  filia  |  setat.  27. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  with  an  urn  above  against  the  south 

wall  of  the  chancel : 

Sir  Charles  Buck,  Bart,  of  Hanby  Grange  in  the  count}^  of 
Lincoln,  |  was  bom  31  January  1721,  died  in  London  7th 
June  1782  ;  he  married  |  April  20,  1758,  Mary  eldest  daughter 
and  coheiress  of  George  |  Cartwright  of  Ossington  in  the 
county  of  Nottingham,  Esq.,  by  |  whom  he  had  no  issue. 
His  widow  and  sisters  Anne  widow  of  Ambrose  |  Isted,  Esq., 
of  Ecton  in  the  county  of  Northampton,  and  Katherine  | 
widow  of  Sir  Henry  Englefield  of  White  Knights  Bart,  in  the 
comity  I  of  Berks,  his  coheiresses  consecrated  this  marble  to  the 
memory  |  of  their  excellent  and  lamented  friend  the  last  of 
his  name. 

On  a  white  stone  tablet  against  a  pillar  of  the  nave  (R)  : 

Direct  against  1  this  place  |  in  the  ^liddle  Allej'  |  Ueth  the 
body  of  I  Jolm  Green  |  who  was  buried  |  July  y®  19  j  1720 
aged  75  |  years. 


282  OSBOURNBY 

On  a  black  and  white  tablet  against  the  south  wall : 

In  memory  of  |  Robert  Bradley  |  who  departed  this  life  | 
Feb.  8,  1795,  |  aged  60  years.  |  Also  Mary  the  wife  of  |  Robert 
Bradley  |  who  depart'^  this  life  |  July  3,  1798,  |  aged  65  years. 

Over  this  on  a  hatchment  are  these  arms — Or,  a  chevron  gules 
between  three  crosses  patee  fichee  sable  [Bradley]. 

On  a  black  tablet  over  the  door  to  the  gallery  : 

In  memory  |  of  Robert  son  of  |  Rob*  &  Mary  Bradley  |  who 
departed  this  life  |    October  the  24,  1785,  |  aged  xxv  years.  | 
[Multis  ille  bonis  flebilis  occidit.  |  Memento  Mori.  Resurgam]. 
[See  also  Trollope,  Sleaford,  p.  424  ;    L.R.S.  i,  216.] 

(MS  i,  89-92.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  9  September,  1835 — This  church  is 
described  in  the  Peck  and  Stonehouse  MSS.  It  is  a  nave  and 
aisles  resting  on  four  pointed  arches,  chancel,  and  tower  at  the 
west  end.  The  chancel  arch  which  was  pointed  is  blocked  up, 
the  roof  lowered.  On  a  hatchment  against  the  north  wall  of  the 
chancel — Quarterly,  1st,  Gules,  a  chevron  between  three  lions' 
heads  erazed  argent,  crowned  or  [Pindar]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Argent, 
a  bear  seiant  proper  in  a  bordure  or.  Crest — A  lion's  head  as  in 
3^  arms. 

A  blue  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails,  these  arms  cut  over — Three 
fleur  de  lis  .  .  .  impalmg — A  fesse  between  three  martlets  .  .  . 
This  in  capitals  : 

Henericus  Masterman  |  Armiger  |  mortalibus  |  valedixit  nono 
die  I  Martii  Anno  a  partu  |  Virginis  |  1674.  |  Alterius  cineres 
tacitam  dum  |  Cemis  et  umam  |  Vitam  mirari  desine  disce  | 
(a  skull)  Mori  (crossbones). 

A  similar  one  more  to  the  south,  arms  cut  over — A  chevron  between 
three  lions'  heads  erazed,  crowned  [Pindar].  Crest — A  lyon's  head 
as  in  arms  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  John  Pindar,  Esq.,  |  who  died  March 

the  5,   1776,  |  aged  74  years. 

Another  to  the  south  with  the  Pindar  arms  cut  above  : 

Here  lyeth  interr'd  y®  body  |  of  John  Pinder,  gent.,  who 
was  I  bom  July  y«  17,  1628,  &  dyed  y*'  |  22^  of  February  1703, 
leaving  issue  |  two  sons,  Robert  &  Matthew,  |  &  one  daughter 
Ehzabeth.  j  Here  also  lyeth  Anne  the  wife  |  of  the  said  John 
Pinder,  |  gent.,  bom  May  1641,  obiit  |  March  18,  1718. 

A  similar  stone  in  the  chancel  with  these  arms — Quarterly,  ermine 
and  argent  [Stanhope] ;  impaling — A  chevron  between  three  bucks 
tripping  [Robinson]  : 

Quicquid  Darcei  Stanhope  |  Armigeri  terrenum  fuit,  in  |  terram 
(nullo  non  lugente)  |  rediit  undecimo  die  Januarii  |  1681  :  2.  | 


OWSTON  283 

Hoc  marmor  in  amoris  mserorisque  (  testimonium  Isabella 
uxor  eius  |  (dum  vixit)  charissima,  nunc  |  Eheu  viduarum 
msestissima  |  poni  curavit.     [A  skull  and  crossbones.] 

On  another  next  to  it  : 

Under  this  marble  lyeth  |  interr'd  the  body  of  John  Stan- 
hope, I  Esq.,  of  Mellwood-Hall  who  depart  |  ed  this  life  October 
the  1st  day,  j  Anno  Dom'i,  1705,  j  aetatis  suae  29. 

On  the  same  stone  : 

To  the  memory  of  the  Rev^  |  Rob*  Pindar  of  Brumby  Wood 
Hall  I  in  this  county,  and  formerly  FeUow  |  of  Kings  CoUage, 
Cambridge,  |  who  departed  this  life  on  |  the  14  of  Dec^  in 
the  year  |  of  our  Lord  1795,  |  aged  55.  j  Slowly  his  earthly 
frame  decayed  j  His  end  was  long  in  sight  |  Nor  was  his  steady 
soul  afraid  |  To  take  its  a,vdul  flight. 

On  another  next  to  it  : 

This  stone  |  was  laid  down  by  S.  Smith  as  |  a  tribute  of 
her  effectionate  regard  to  the  |  memory  of  the  late  Thomas 
Pindar,  Esq.,  |  of  Brumby  Wood  Hall  |  in  this  county,  and 
late  a  fellow  of  |  Magdalen  Collage  in  the  Univei-sity  of 
Oxford,  I  who  departed  this  life  on  the  |  eighth  day  of  May 
in  the  |  year  of  our  Lord  1813,  |  aged  78.  |  Forgive  blest  shade 
the  tributary  tear  [  That  mourns  thy  loss  from  a  world  hke 
this  I  Forgive  the  wish  that  would  have  kept  y*^  here  |  And 
stayed  thy  progress  to  y®  realms  of  Bliss. 

On  another  collateral  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Thomas  Clarke  |  forty  three  years 
vicar  of  |  Owston,  who  died  on  the  |  first  day  of  November 
1820,  I  aged  82  years. 

A  stone  more  to  the  west  (D)  : 

Here  lies  the  body  |  of  Mrs  Mary  Burton  widd^  j  and  reUct 
of  Mr  John  |  Burton  late  of  Doncaster  |  in  the  county  of 
York,  I  Alderman  and  Justice  of  |  Peace,  and  twice  Mayor  | 
of  the  Corporation,  who  |  departed  this  life  the  17th  |  da}^ 
of  October  |  Anno  Domini  1723,  |  setat.  suae  76.  |  Hue  omnes 
tendimus  |  Haec  Domus  Ultima. 

A  stone  further  on  in  old  characters  (D)  : 

Hie  iacet  Dowmus  Ricarc^us  Bee  |  banke  quondam  vicarius  | 
istitis  ecolesie  qui  obiit  anno  do^mni  |  mcccco  lviijo  cuiw* 
awime  propicietwr  |  deus. 

A  stone  next  to  it  (D)  : 

Here  lyeth  |  y^  body  of  Robert  |  Torksey  of  Owston  who  | 
departed  this  life  6  of  Decem.   |  A.D.   1695,  aged  58. 

An  old  stone  (D)  near  has  had  an  inscription  round  in  old  characters 
now  gone  except  : 

.  .  .  suam  animam  Obiit  die  mens[is]. 


284  OWSTON 

Agaiiist  the  south  wall  of  the  nave  is  a  handsome  monument  of 
stone  in  the  old  fashion,  in  a  recess  of  an  ogee  arch  with  a  crocketed 
canopy,  which  ends  in  a  finial,  flanked  by  two  pinnacles  with  finials. 
In  the  recess  is  an  altar-shaped  stone  inscribed  in  the  old 
character  : 

To  the  memory  of  |  Edward  Peart,  M.B.,  |  who  died  Sept. 

the  X,  MDCCcxxrv,  |  aged  Lxvni. 

A  similar  monument,  though  rather  larger,  against  the  wall  of  the 
south  aisle,  this  inscription  on  the  altar-shaped  stone  (which  in 
this  monument  is  endways  towards  you)  in  capitals  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Littlewood  |  who  died 
Sept.  16,  I  A.D.  1821,  |  aged  51  years.  |  Also  of  |  Elizabeth  | 
his  wife  |  who  died  March  22<i,  |  A.D.  1827,  |  aged  45  years.  | 
Their  remains  are  |  interred  in  the  |  south  aisle  of  this  | 
church. 

A  black  marble  tablet  with  a  white  slab  to  the  west : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Edward  Peart  |  of  West  Butter- 
wick  I  who  died  |  on  the  1st  of  December  1795,  |  in  the  66 
year  of  his  age. 

A  flat  stone  on  the  floor  below  : 

Here  rests  the  remains  of  Mr  |  James  Littlewood  late  of 
High  I  Melwood  who  departed  this  life  |  on  the  19  day  of 
November  1797,  |  aged  61  years.  |  Here  also  rests  the  remains  | 
of  Mrs  Anne  Littlewood  wife  of  the  |  above  who  departed  this 
life  on  I  the  26  daj^  of  April  1797,  |  aged  60  years. 

Near  this  are  stones  to  James  Littlewood  died  21  Oct.  1819, 
set.  51,  and  James  son  of  the  above  and  Elizabeth  his  wife  died 
19  April  1804,  infans. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  nave  to  Frances  wife  of  Robert  Maw  of  East 
Lound,  daur.  of  WiUiam  &  Sarah  Gibson  of  Haxey,  died  5  Jan^ 
1795,  set.  28.  Also  her  infant  children  Susanna  and  Anthony 
Gibson  Maw. 

[Stonehouse,  Isle  of  Axholme,  pp.  229-32.] 

(MS  vii,  101-109.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  11  October,  1840 — This  is  a  small 
church  of  nave  and  chancel,  the  bell  hanging  over  the  entrance 
porch  at  the  west.  In  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  is  embedded 
the  statue  of  a  knight  in  armour  ;  only  half  of  the  body  is  visible, 
and  it  is  much  encrusted  with  white-wash,  a  small  figure  of  an 
angel  appears  over  the  right  shoulder,  and  on  the  shield,  which 
is  only  half  visible,  may  be  perceived  a  bend,  on  the  dexter  side 
of  which  are  two  mullets  pierced  [for  Breton]  ;  the  rest  is  concealed 
in  the  wall  (R). 


PICKWORTH  285 

There  are  some  flat  stones  to  the  family  of  Gace,  and  one  mural 
slab,  in  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel,  to  the  same  ;  but  none  earlier 
than  the   18th  century. 

On  a  flat  stone  also  before  the  altar  is  the  folloA;ving  (D)  : 

Hie  jacent  reliquiae   |  Johannis  Holland   |   Hujusce  Ecclesiae 
Rectoris.  |  Pastor  fuit  plus  et  sedulus  |  Conjux  amantissimus  | 
Amicus  fidelis  |  Pauperibus  munificus  |  Obiit  14  Junii  |  Anno 
salutis   1737,  |  setatis  62. 
[See  also  L.R.S.  xix,  51-2.] 

(MS  X,  9-10.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  30  July,  1833 — 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel  floor,  with  these  arms  above — 
Per  pale  argent  and  azure,  three  lions'  jambs  in  pale  barways 
counterchanged  [for  Wilson]  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  the  Rev^  Isaac  Wilson,  |  M.A.,  | 
60  years  curate  of  this  parish,  |  and  55  years  vicar  of  Caister  j 
in  the  county  of  Lincoln,  |  Died  December  29,  1832,  ]  aged 
88  years. 

On  a  black  stone  in  the  chancel  floor  : 

Beneath  |  this  stone  lie  the  |  remains  of  |  AmeUa  wdfe  of 
the  I  Rev*^  J.  D.  Glover,  |  M.A.,  rector  of  Haceby  |  and 
Sapperton,  |  she  died  Jan.  19,  1828,  |  aged  58.  |  Also  of  |  the 
Rev^  J.  D.  Glover,  |  M.A.,  |  rector  of  Haceby  |  and  Sapperton,  | 
he  died  March  9,  1832,  |  aged  61. 

Within  the  altar  rails  is  a  flat  stone  much  defaced  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  |  Mr  Peter  Clark  late  rector  |  of  Pick- 
worth,  who  [died  .   .  .  May   1703]. 

On  a  board  (D)  hung  to  the  screen  of  the  church  in  old  character  : 
Heare  lyeth  buryed  the  bodye  |  of  Thomas  Gibson  of  Pick- 
worth,    I    yeoman,   who   gave  to   the   poore  of    |    Pickworth 
13s.  46/.  yearly  for  ever  |   out  of  the  house  in  Grantham   | 
called  Dimsdall  the  17  of  June  |  Anno  Domino  1622. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  : 

Johannes  Owen  A.B.  rector  |  obiit  August  11™°,  1771,  | 
setatis  suae  73.  |  Francisca  Owen  uxor  ejus  |  obiit  Mar.  2^°^ 
1778,  I  setatis  suae  78°. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  south  aisle  : 

Here  lieth  interred  |  the  body  of  Anne  |  daughter  of  IMr 
WilUam  Ridley  j  of  Keysb3^  and  |  wife  of  Mr  John  Solomon,  | 
of  Mr  John  Lord,  and  |  of  Mr  John  Callow,  |  she  was  taken 
out  of  this  I  in  the  expectation  of  a  better  |  life  on  the  20th 
of  September,  |  in  the  83rd  year  of  her  |  age,  and  of  our 
Lord   I    1723. 


286  PICKWORTH 

The  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  resting  on  four 
pointed  arches  on  round  columns,  a  tower  and  spire  at  the  west 
end.  A  handsome  screen  between  nave  and  chancel,  and  some 
old  pewing. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  208.] 

(MS  ii,  243-246.) 


Notes  taken  in  the  church,  17  July,  1833 — 

A  large  standing  tomb  in  the  chancel  near  the  north  entrance  gate, 
with  these  arms  sculptured  at  the  east  side — On  a  fesse  three  crosses 
patee  between  two  chevrons,  on  a  canton  a  lion  passant  [Walpole]. 
Crest — An  arm  holding  a  spear.  Motto— Absit  Gloriari  nisi  in 
Cruce  Domini.  On  the  west  side  are  these  quarterings  etc. — 1st 
and  4th,  A  chevron  engrailed  between  three  oak  leaves  [Smithson]  ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  A  fesse  charged  with  three  branches  ?  between  three 
squirrels  sejant,  within  a  bordure  engrailed  charged  with  eight 
roundles  [Stockwood] ;  empaling — On  a  fesse  three  crosses  patee 
between  two  chevrons,  on  a  canton  a  lion  passant  [Walpole].  This 
inscription  on  the  south  side  : 

►J^  Maria  Edvardi  Walpole  Equitis  aurati  et  uxoris  |  Dommse 
Catherinae  ab  antiqua  Germynorum  patricia  |  gente  de 
Rushbrooke  in  agro  Suffolk  ortse  filia  uni  |  -ca  Gulielmi 
Smithson  M.D.  conjux  peramabilis  [  prole  utriusque  sexus 
spei  opt.  relicta  obiit  19™°  Mart.  |  Amio  salutis  humanae 
1708*0  iEtatis  44*°  |  Lux  perpetua  luceat  ei  Domine  cum 
Sanctis  tuis  in  setemum  quia  |  plus  es. 

Inscription  on  the  north  side  : 

►J<  Edwardus  Walpole  unicus  prsefatse  Mariae  Germa  |  nus 
ac  uterinus  obiit  innuptus  14*°  Feb'"  Anno  1725 to  |  setatis 
60mo  I  Miserere  illius  Deus  secundum  magnam  misericor-  |diam 
tuam  et  multitudinem  miserationum  pia-  |  rum  psallat  in 
internum  Amen,     odsmpgsmd. 

On  a  handsome  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel, 
but  the  colours  of  the  arms  and  letters  of  the  inscription  now  fast 
decaying  ;  with  these  arms  above — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Azure 
two  bends,  in  chief  three  stags'  heads  cabossed  [for  Wimberley] ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  Ermine,  a  fesse  nebule  sable  [for  Harwedon]  ; 
impaling — ^Azure,  a  fesse  nebule  between  three  crescents  or  [Weld] : 
Orta  I  Gulielmo  Welde  Generoso  Cestrensi  |  et  |  Dorothea 
Georgij  Wright  Cant.  Equitis  filia  |  uxor  |  Gulielmo  Wimberh 

hujus  CO.  et  parochise  |  SS^^"™^  Innocentium  die 

chori  triumphantis  semula  |  suam  sibi  nee  minoris  Innocentise 
stolam  induta.     Primo   Puerperio    |    ad   Caelites   emigravit 


PINCHBECK  287 

et  I  Quicquid  habuit  terrse  |  hie  totum  juxta  deposuit  |  aetatis 
anno  25,  salutis  1656,  |  Tarn  gloriose  resurgat  quam  pulchre 
occubuit. 

On  a  tablet  in  the  lower  part  of  the  monument : 

Etiam  prse  memoria  Be  villi  &  |  Johannis  fil.  |  Thomae  Wimberley 
Armigeri  hinc  proxime  |  in  vicina  ecclesia  Spaldensi  inhumati 
An".  I  MDCXLio.  Necnon  EUzabethee  et  Francis-  |  cse  uxorum  | 
filiabus  Gulielmo  Welbye  |  prsenobili  ordine  Balnei  Equitis 
Eque  villa  |  Gedeniensi  |  qui  hie  juxta  jacent  sub  spe  | 
Christianorum. 

There  are  arms  under,  now  destroyed. 

On  a  flat  stone,  not  far  from  the  above  monument,  with  these 
arms — Two  bends,  in  chief  three  stags'  heads  cabossed  [for 
Wimberley]  : 

Exuvias  I  Hie  deposuit  Bevilus  Wimberlej''  de  Weston  | 
Armiger  |  obiit  14  die  Maii  Ann.  aetat.  46,  [Arm.]  Dom.  1720. 

On  a  stone  near  the  last,  very  much  defaced  (D)  : 

Hvmble  modest  godly  wise  |  Pitty  ever  in  her  eyes  [  Piety 
ever  in  her  brest  |  In  goodness  great  in  evil  least  |  A  loving 
wife  a  mother  deare  |  such  was  she  who  now  lies  here  |  M. 
Frances  Deirsley  |  September  29,  |   1665. 

On  another  stone  in  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  interred  the  body  of  |  Mr  Michael  Michell,  for 
many  years  the  reverend  |  vicar  of  this  parish,  |  eminent 
for  his  zeal  loyalty  |  &  strict  virtue,  |  who  after  a  life  full  of 
days  I  and  good  works  |  departed  at  Spalding  the  10  |  day 
of  October,  j  in  the  76  year  of  his  age,  |  Ami.  Dom.  1714. 

And  close  by  (D)  : 

Here  lieth  the  body  |  of  Frances  the  wife  |  of  the  Rev'^^  Mr  | 
Mich.  Mitchell  who  |  died  at  Spalding,  |  and  buried  here  j 
June  the  1st,  1702,  |  Anno  setatis  67. 

On  another  stone  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  Thomas  Heather,  gent.,  who  departed  this 
life  I  Feb.  the  27,  1773,  aged  82  years. 

On  a  small  stone  (D)  : 

Christopher  |  Humfrey,  gent.,  was  here  |  interred  in  the 
year  |  of  our  Lord  |   1711. 

On  another  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  |  Edward  Browne,  Esq.,  |  who  departed  this  j 
Ufe  the  28  day  Nov-  |  ember  Anno  Dom.  |  1724,  in  the  32 
year  |  of  his  age. 

On  another  (D)  : 

John  Humfre,  |  gent.,  |  was  here  interred  |  July  the  23  day,  | 
1676.  I  Also  Mary  his  wife  |  was  here  interred  in  |  the  year 
of  our  Lord  I   1710. 


288  PINCHBECK 

An  altar  tomb  is  in  the  south  aisle  at  the  east  end,  from  the  top 
of  which  a  brass  inscription  and  two  shields  have  been  taken  out. 
On  the  north  side  ten  shields  : 

(1)  Argent,  a  bend  sable,  a  bezant  in  chief  [Pinchbeck]. 

(2)  Pinchbeck,  impaling — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Azure, 
three  bucks  trippant  in  pale  or  [Grene]  ;  2nd  and  3rd, 
Gules  a  chevron  between  three  cross-crosslets,  a  lion  passant 
in  chief  or  [Mablethorpe] . 

(3)  Pinchbeck,  impaling — ^Argent,  a  saltire  gules,  on  a  chief 
of  the  last  three  escallops  of  the  field  [Talboys]. 

(4)  Pinchbeck,  impaling — Sable,  a  fess  between  three  fleur 
de  lis  argent  [Welby]. 

(5)  Pinchbeck,  impaling — Gules  three  chevronels  [Bawde]. 

(6)  Pinchbeck,  impaling — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Party  per 
pale,  gules  and  sable,  a  lion  rampant  argent  [Bellers]  ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  Azure,  a  bend  between  six  mullets  argent 
[Houbye]. 

(7)  Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Grene  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  Mable- 
thorpe ;  impaling — Quarterly  of  six,  1st,  Argent,  a  bend 
between  six  martlets  gules  [Fumival]  ;  2nd,  Or,  fretty 
gules  [Verdon] ;  3rd,  Gules,  a  saltire  argent  [Nevile]  ; 
4th,  Azure,  a  lion  rampant  within  a  bordure  or  [Mont- 
gomerj'^]  ;  5th,  Gules,  a  lion  rampant  within  a  bordure 
engrailed  or  [Talbot]  ;  6th,  Argent,  two  lions  in  pale  gules 
[Strange]. 

(8)  Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Montgomery,  Talbot,  and  Strange  ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  Fumival,  Verdon,  and  Nevile. 

(9)  Quarterly,    1st  and  4th,   Grene  ;    2nd  and   3rd,  Mable- 
thorpe ;    impaling,  Gules,  a  cross  flory  argent  [Latimer]. 

(10)  Grene,  impaUng  Bellers. 

On  the  west  side  four  shields  : 

(11)  Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  [Bellers]  ;  2nd  and  3rd, 
[Houbye]. 

(12)  [Grene],  impaling — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  [Bellers]  ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  [Houbye]. 

(13)  Pinchbeck,  impaling  Talboys. 

(14)  Pinchbeck. 

On  the  south  side  eight  shields  : 

(15)  A  saltire  engrailed  ;  impaUng — 1st  and  4th,  [Bellers] ; 
2nd  and  3rd,  Barry  engrailed  argent  and  sable,  a  canton 
gules  [Folvile]. 

(16)  Pinchbeck,  impaling — Quarterly,  Bellers  and  Folvile. 

(17)  Per  chevron  sable  and  ermine,  in  chief  two  boars'  heads, 
couped  or  [Sandford]  ;  impaling — Quarterly,  Bellers  and 
Folvile. 

(18)  Pinchbeck,  impaling —  .  .  .  three  cinquefoils  or  roses. 


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(19)  Pinchbeck,  impaling — Gules,  three  water-bougets  ermine 

[Roos]. 
(20-22)  The  shields  are  blank. 

A  grey  pyramidal  tablet  of  stone  against  the  wall  : 

Near  this  place  rest  the  remains  of  |  Sarah  Prockter  relict 
of  I  Mr  Richard  Prockter.  |  She  departed  this  life  June  8th, 
1801,  aged  77  years. 

On  a  flat  stone  at  the  west  end  of  the  south  aisle  (D)  : 

Beneath  this  stone  |  were  deposited  the  remains  |  of  |  John 
Skelton,  gent.,  |  who  departed  this  life  |  on  the  11th  of  Jan^ 
1807,   I  in  the  74  year  of  his  age. 

Large  black  flat  stone  in  the  nave,  near  the  west  door  : 

In  memory  of  |  George  Brabins,  gent.,  who  departed  |  this 
life  the  3d  day  of  September  |  1749,  |  aged  73  years.  1  Also 
in  memory  of  |  Alice  relict  of  John  Withers  |  late  of  Birming- 
ham in  the  county  of  Warwick,  |  &  niece  to  the  above  George 
Brabins,  |  who  departed  this  life  June  1st,  1775,  |  aged  70.  | 
Also  near  this  place  are  interr'd  the  remains  |  of  Jane  daughter 
of  Thomas  and  |  Jane  Measure  of  Pinchbeck  &  grandaughter  | 
of  the  above  John  &  Alice  Withers,  who  |  departed  this  life 
the  10th  of  December  1780,  |  in  the  33d  year  of  her  age. 

On  another  more  to  the  east : 

In  memory  of  |  Jane  wife  of  Thomas  Measure  |  of  Pinch- 
beck I  whose  life  departed  17th  of  October  1781,  |  in  the  54 
year  of  her  age.  |  Also  in  memory  of  |  Thomas  Measure  |  whose 
life  departed  September  19,  1787,  |  in  the  76th  year  of  his 
age.  I  Also  |  near  this  place  is  interred  |  the  remains  of  |  Phoebe 
Withers  |  sister  to  Jane  Measure  |  whose  life  departed  Z'^  of 
April  1801,  I  in  the  70th  year  of  his  age. 

On  another  close  by  : 

In  memory  of  |  Brabins  Measure  |  son  of  |  Thomas  and  Jane  | 
Measure  |  who  departed  this  |  life  July  31,  1811,  |  aged  61 
years. 

A  black  flat  stone  in  the  chancel,  with  arms  cut — A  chevron  sable 
between  three  bugle  horns  stringed  .  .  .  Crest — A  bugle  horn 
[for  Wayet] : 

In  a  vault  beneath  lie  the  remains  |  of  |  the  Rev<^  Thomas 
Heardson  Wayet,  D.D.,  |  29  years  |  vicar  of  this  parish,  |  who 
died  the  2d  day  of  June  1821,  |  aged  67  years. 

Upon  another  much  rubbed  (D)  : 

Richardus  Pell  |  filius  |  Richardi  Pell  de  Dembleby  |  Armigeri  | 
hujus  Eccl'iae  nuper  .  .  .  .  | |  3d  .  .  .  .  1698. 

[See  also  Churches  of  Holland  ;   Lines.  N.  &  Q.  i,  174-7  ;    L.B.S. 
i,  175-176;   Jeans,  49-52.] 

(MS  i,  173-183.) 


290  QUADRING 

(©uabring 

Notes  taken  in  y®  church,  12  September,  1839 — This  church, 
which  stands  about  a  quarter  of  a  mile  from  the  village,  is  large 
and  handsome.  The  general  character  is  Perpendicular.  It 
consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles,  which  are  separated  by  four  lofty 
perpendicular  arches  resting  on  plain  shafts,  the  capitals  of  which 
are  embattled  with  a  very  curious  effect ;  a  chancel,  south  porch, 
and  tower  with  a  spire  at  the  west  end.  The  clerestory  windows, 
which  are  eight  in  number,  are  lofty  and  handsome,  of  the  Per- 
pendicular style.  The  nave  is  of  a  good  height,  and  there  appears 
to  have  been  preparation  for  a  stone  roof  as  the  springers  for  the 
groining  still  remain  in  the  walls.  Two  of  these  on  the  south  side 
terminate  in  shields,  one  bearing  a  rose,  y^  other  a  bend  ragule. 
The  rest  are  supported  by  grotesque  heads  finely  carved.  The 
springers  of  the  timber  roof  are  also  carved  in  like  manner,  and  all 
are  different,  producing  a  very  fine  effect.  The  chancel  is  parted 
from  the  nave  by  a  pointed  arch,  partly  blocked  up,  and  a  screen 
of  good  perpendicular  wood -work  (D),  and  on  y^  south  side  is  the 
entrance  to  y^  staircase  of  the  ancient  rood  loft,  having  a  very 
beautiful  doorway,  which  is  an  ogee  arch,  with  a  crocketted  canopy 
and  finial  flanked  by  pinnacles,  and  a  range  of  pannelling  which 
altogether  forms  a  beautiful  specimen  of  early  Perpendicular  work. 
The  chancel  windows  are  small,  and  in  the  eastern  one  is  a  piece 
or  two  of  stained  glass.  The  south  aisle  windows  are  Decorated, 
the  remainder  Perpendicular.  The  arch  to  the  tower  is  sharply 
pointed.  The  tower  itself  as  well  as  the  spire  are  Perpendicular. 
The  font  is  very  handsome  of  octagonal  shape  at  the  top,  which 
is  pannelled  with  angels  holding  blank  shields.  It  rests  on  a  tall 
shaft  of  elegant  shape  which  is  niched  and  has  had  pinnacles  now 
broken.  Round  the  base  is  this  inscription  in  old  character  : 
Orate  pro  amma  Roberti  Perci  qui  istum  ffontem  ffieri  ffecit. 

At  y^  eastern  corner  of  the  south  aisle  is  a  piscina  having  a  trefoyled 
arch  of  early  Decorated  character.  The  parapet  of  the  nave  is 
embattled,  except  y^  gable  which  is  pannelled  and  surmounted  by 
a  wheel  cross,  all  of  handsome  Perpendicular  character,  of  which 
style  this  church  is  a  good  specimen. 

On  a  grey  white  marble  monument  against  the  north  wall  of  y^ 
chancel,  surmounted  by  these  arms — Two  lions  passant  guardant 
[for  BrowneJ  : 

Here  lyes  the  body  of  |  Edward  Brown,  gent.,  |  who  dyed 
the  fifth  day  of  January  |  1769,  in  the  sixty  sixth  year  of  his 
age.  I  He  delighted  in  being  a  father  to  y®  fatherless  |  And 
to  them  who  had  no  friend,  |  which  good  offices  he  always 
discharged  |  with  great  integrity.  |  He  was  a  hearty  well 
wisher  to  the  estabhshment  |  in  Church  and  State,  and  shewed 
it  on  all  proper  occasions.  |  He  built  a  house  I  which  with 


QUARRINGTON  291 

some  land  thereto  adjoining  he  settled  |  for  ever  for  the  Master 
of  the  Charity  School  |  of  this  town  to  live  in.  |  He  died  much 
lamented  by  all  who  |  were  so  happy  as  to  know  him,  but  | 
more  especially  by  his  most  dutiful  and  |  affectionate  daughter 
who  caused  this  |  monument  to  be  erected  to  his  memory. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  floor  of  the  chapel  (D)  : 

The  body  of  |   Edward  Brown,  gent.,   |   whose  monument  is 

erected  |  on  the  north  side  of  the  altar  |  was  interred  under 

this  I  stone. 
At  y*  top  in  capitals  seemingly  older  than  the  inscription  below  : 

As  yov  are  so  were  we  |  As  we  are  so  yov  mvst  be. 
A  brass  plate  in  the  easternmost  pillar  of  the  north  nave,  close  to 
the  entrance  of  the  chancel  : 

Hie  jacet  |  Bristovius  Brown  |  summae  puerulus  spei  octennis  | 

Parentum  summae  dum  vixit  deliciae  |  Qui  obiit  tertio  nonas 

Januarias  |  awno  Christi  mdclxxx^j. 

At  the  east  end  of  the  north  aisle  are  three  vulgar  looking  stone 
tablets  ornamented  with  cherubs  and  other  figures  ;  in  the  middle 
one  (D),  which  is  stuck  in  the  centre  of  the  window,  there  is  the 
following  inscription  : 

Here  |  lyeth  y^  body  of  |  John  Harryman,  gent.,  |  who  had 
2  wifes  and  by  |  them  21  children  of  wich  |  number  he 
left  only  7  |  alive  at  his  death  viz.  |  Marg*  by  his  first  wife,  | 
Richard,  John,  Theophilus,  |  James,  Dorothy,  Thomas  |  by 
his  second.  |  He  dyed  |  October  y^  2d,  |  1706,  aetat.  suae  74. 

On  the  one  to  the  north  : 

Here  lyeth  y®  |  body  of  Mrs  Mary  |  Harryman  wife  |  of  John  | 
Harryman,  gent.,  |  who  departed  y^  |  life  Oct"^  y^  6th,  1712,  | 
aged  63  years. 

On  that  to  the  south  (D)  : 

Near  |  this  place  lieth  the  |  body  of  Richard  Harry  |  man, 
gent.,  interred  No-  |  vember  the  16,  1719,  |  i^tatis  suae  48,  | 
who  left  Mary  his  |  wife  and  four  children,  |  Ehzabeth,  John, 
Greorge,  &  |  Barrot. 

On  a  flat  stone  near  y®  north  door  (D)  : 

In  a  vault  |  near  this  place  |  was  laid  the  remains  of  |  Mr 
Thos  Ducket  |  who  departed  this  life  |  on  the  22  of  May  1822,  | 
aged  57. 

[See  also  Churches  of  Holland  ;   L.R.S.  i,  172.] 

(MS  ix,  191-197.) 

©uarrington 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  2  August,  1833 — 
On  a  stone  let  into  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Hie  infra  situs  est  |  Tho.  Appleby  A.M.  qui  |  postquam  banc 
ecclesiam    |   per  annos  septem  ct  tri-    |    ginta  summa   cum 


292  QUARRINGTON 

vigilaii-  I  tia  rexerat  .  mortalitatem  |  exuit  vi  id.  Martij 
Anno  I  Do.  mdclxxxiii  aetat.  suae. 

On  a  stone  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  Samuel  Benson  |  who  died  April  1, 
1799,  j  aged  72  years.  |  Also  Mary  relict  of  the  above  |  who 
died  Sept.  the  20,  1799,  |  aged  67  years. 

On  a  stone  in  the  floor  (D)  : 

►J^  Eleanor  daughter  of  |  David  Edwards,  esq.,  |  of  Dolgelly, 
North  Wales,  |  and  wife  of  the  |  Rev.  Romaine  Hervey, 
A.M.,  I  died  May  xix  and  was  |  interred  in  a  vault  beneath  | 
this  stone  the  xxx  of  May  |  mdcccxv. 

In  the  chancel  is  a  stone  (D),  on  which  is  very  deeply  cut  and  on 
a  large  scale  what  seems  to  be  a  coat  of  arms — A  chevron  in  chief 
two  castles. 

A  black  slab  let  into  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  in  capitals  (D)  : 
Consecrated  j  to  the  memory  of  his  deare  |  Father  |  Thomas 
Bouchier  borne  at  Hanborow  in  the  county  |  of  Oxon,  a  worthy 
divine  and  sometime  faith-  |  full  preacher  in  this  church,  a 
man  of  singular  |  integrity  and  piety  (who  changing  this 
fraile  |  life  for  eternity)  expired  Sept.  8,  anno  aetatis  |  67, 
et  sal.  Jesu  1635.  The  patteme  of  conjugall  love  the  rare  | 
Mirror  of  a  father's  care  |  Candid  to  all  his  every  action  pen'd  j 
The  coppy  of  a  frend  |  His  last  words  best,  a  glorious  e'en 
(they  say)  |  Foretells  a  glorious  day.  |  Erected  and  composed 
with  tears  |  by  his  pensive  sonne,  James  Bouchier. 

An  oval  marble  tablet  at  the  east  end  of  the  nave  (D)  : 

On  y*  south  |  side  of  y*  middle  |  alley  joyning  to  y^  |  quire 
lyeth  y^  body  of  |  Samuel  Barron  who  |  was  interred  Decem- 
ber I  the  IS*'^,  1715,  (  and  in  the  65th  yeare  |  of  his  age. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  north  aisle,  and  a  modem 
chancel,  with  a  tower  and  spire  at  the  west  end, 

[See  also  TroUope,  Sleaford,  pp.  428-32  ;    L.R.S.  i,  217.] 

(MS  iii,  25-28.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Raithby,  25th  August,  1837 — 
This  is  a  small  church,  consistmg  only  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  with 
a  south  porch,  and  a  bell  turret  at  y®  west  end,  containmg  one 
bell.  On  y^  north  side  of  y*^  nave  are  three  pointed  arches  bricked, 
and  the  windows  have  been  lately  inserted  of  y®  Decorated  style. 
Between  y^  nave  and  chancel  is  a  Norman  arch  adorned  with  the 
square  headed  moulding.  The  chancel  is  modem,  having  been 
lately  built  by  the  Rev^^.  G.  A.  Chaplin.  It  is  of  a  semi-circular  form , 
having  five  handsome  windows  after  y*  Decorated  style.     The  roof 


j 


RANBY  293 

is  of  open  timber  work.  The  font  is  Early  English,  octagonal, 
pannelled  with  quatrefoyles,  on  a  base  of  clustered  columns.  The 
church  is  kept  very  neat  and  clean. 

In  the  porch  is  an  old  stone  which  has  once  had  an  inscription 
round  y®  edge,  but  it  is  now  illegible. 

On  a  fiat  stone  in  y®  nave  : 

In  memorj'-  of  |  two  sisters  |  whose  desire  it  was  to  be  interred  | 
by  the  side  of  each  other.  Christease  Allenby  |  third 
daughter  |  of  |  Hinman  Allenby,  |  gentleman,  |  and  jVIaria 
his  wife,  |  who  died  18  July  ]  1821,  |  aged  86.  Ann  |  rehct 
of  the  late  |  Rev^  Arthur  |  Rockliffe  |  rector  of  Roughton  j  in 
this  county  |  who  died  11  NoV  |  1824,  |  aged  86. 

On  another  stone,  to  the  west  of  the  last  (D)  : 

Here  |  lies  interred  the  |  body  of  Mrs  |  Ann  Hudson  |  wife 
of  Mr  I  John  Hudson  |  of  Orgarth  Hill  |  who  departed  |  this 
life  February  |  the  15th,  1754,  aged  49.  |  Also  the  |  body  of 
Mr  John  Hud-  |  son  husband  to  the  |  above  Ann  Hudson  | 
who  departed  this  |  life  the  22^  of  January  |  1771,  aged  78 
years. 

Another  more  to  the  west  : 

In  memory  |  of  Frances  the  wife  |  of  William  Hyde  |  who 
departed  this  Hfe  |  March  the  6th,  1783,  |  aged  59  years.  | 
Also  of  Ann  their  daugh:  |  who  dyed  May  the  21,  1782,  |  aged 
20  years. 

(MS  ix,  127-129.) 

Notes  taken  m  the  church  of  Randbj^  11  October,  1840 — This 
church,  which  stands  very  prettily  on  an  eminence  with  a  view 
towards  the  adjacent  wolds,  consists  of  a  tower,  nave,  and  chancel. 
The  former  has  been  lately  built,  and  is  of  handsome  Gothic.  The 
nave  and  chancel  have  been  repaired. 

The  church  contains  but  one  funeral  memorial,  which  is  a  tablet 
against  the  south  wall  of  the  nave,  with  this  inscription  : 

Sacred  to  the  memorj^  of  |  Mary  Denton  |  who  departed  this 
life  5th  November  1837,  |  aged  68  years.  |  She  died  trusting 
in  the  merits  of  the  |  Redeemer.  |  Also  of  |  Oliver  Walesby  | 
brother  of  the  above  named  |  Mary  Denton  |  who  departed 
this  life  3  of  January  1832,  |  aged  64  years.  |  This  monument 
is  erected  in  affectionate  |  love  and  regard  to  their  memory 
by  I  Mary  Ami  Fowler  |  daughter  to  the  above  named  |  ]\Iary 
Denton. 

From  deeds  now  in  possession  of  Mr  Otter,  the  incumbent,  it 
appears  that  most  of  the  land  m  this  parish  belonged  to  an  Edward 
Dicconson,  Esq.,  who  was  attainted  for  high  treason  in  1716.     He 


294  RANBY 

was  a  Lancashire  gentleman.  The  forfeited  estate,  however,  seems 
to  have  been  restored,  and  in  1723  belonged  to  Roger  Dicconson. 
Tradition  says  there  were  two  brothers,  one  lived  at  the  Hall  at 
Randby,  and  another  at  the  Hall  at  Market  Stainton. 

[See  also  L.B.S.  i,  134.] 

(MS  X,  5-6.) 

Eanb 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,   13  August,   1833 — 

A  stone  which  has  been  fixed  into  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel, 

the  inscription  in  capitals  (R)  : 

God  be  mercifull  to  me  a  siner.  I.  S.  |  Condi tur  Humfridus 
cineris  velamine  Barlow  |  sacrato  verbi  qui  paverat  ubere 
Randos  :  |  Fridswidam  ducens,  septem  virtutibus  omnes  | 
Instituit  natos  a  casta  conjuge  partos  |  Anno  16 mense. 

Next  to  it  against  the  south  wall  is  a  monument  of  marble  (R). 
Above  have  been  two  shields  now  almost  obliterated.  In  the  first 
shield  have  been  nine  quarters,  all  that  now  remain  at  all  distin- 
guishable are — 1st,  Quarterly  [azure  and  argent],  with  a  crescent 
for  difference  [Metham]  ;  4th,  A  lion  rampant  sable  [Stapleton]. 
In  the  second  shield  was  also — Quarterly,  but  now  quite  effaced. 
Under  these  is  the  small  figure  of  a  lady  kneeling  at  a  desk,  and 
below,  this  inscription  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  Dame  Dorothye  Leigh  first  wife  to  S^  John  |  Leigh 
of  Ingolsby,  knight,  and  after  wife  to  Charles  |  Metham  of 
Bullington,  Esquire,  daughter  of  Thomas  |  Flower  of  Langare 
in  the  county  of  Nott.,  gent  :  and  |  Katharine  his  wife,  one 
of  the  daughters  of  George  |  Chaworth  of  Linbye  in  the  said 
county  of  Nott.,  Esquire.  |  She  lived  in  the  feare  of  God 
and  dyed  in  his  fayth  at  |  Bullington  the  24  day  of  August 
Anno  Domini  1613. 

A  handsome  white  monument  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel 
(R),  but  in  some  measure  injured  by  the  injudicious  use  of  white- 
wash. At  the  top  is  the  figure  of  Time  with  a  scythe  and  hour 
glass  ;  and  beneath,  the  words  '  Pietatis  Officium  et  memoriae  '. 
Just  below  are  two  shields  of  arms,  but  the  colours,  etc.,  much 
effaced.  The  first — Quarterly  of  nine,  1st,  [Metham]  ;  2nd,  Gules, 
an  eagle  displayed  [?  Illey]  ;  3rd,  On  a  bend  sable  [three  bezants — 
Markenfield]  ;  4th,  Argent,  a  Hon  rampant  sable  [Stapleton]  ; 
5th,  Sable,  fretty  argent  [Bellew]  ;  6th,  A  lion  rampant  [Brus]  ; 
7th,  Barry  .  .  .  .  ,  a  canton  [Lancaster]  ;  8th,  Four  bars  gules  ; 
9th,  Paly  .  .  .  and  gules,  a  bend  .  .  .  .  ;  Crest — A  bull's  head 
couped.  The  second  shield  quarterly  of  fifteen,  almost  all  effaced  ; 
what  can  be  discovered  is — 3rd,  Three  lions  passant  azure  [Mar- 
mion] ;    6th,  Gules,  a  bend  [Rye] ;    9th,  Barry  of  six  argent  and. 


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gules,  three  crescents  sable  [Waterton]  ;  10th,  Argent,  six  martlets 
3,  2  and  I  sable,  a  chief  [Sparrow]  ;  12th,  A  saltier  gules  [for 
Talboys].  Beneath  is  a  lady  kneeling  at  an  altar,  with  five  sons 
kneeling  before  her  and  three  daughters  behind.  Underneath  this 
line  : 

Hi  tantum  ex  15  liberis  supervixerunt. 
The  inscription  below  is  in  capitals  : 

Hie  jacet  Anna  Metham  uxor  Caroli  Metham  de  Bullington,  | 
Armi :  filia  prima  (ex  tribus)  Roberti  Dymoke  de  Scrielsbie  | 
Armi  :  quae  obiit  vicesimo  tertio  die  Novew.  An.  Domini 
1602.  I  In  cujus  sanctissimam  memoriam  ob  vitae  integre- 
tatem  |  morumque  probitatem  Ego  Edovardus  Dymoke 
miles  Regius  |  f rater  (ex  quinque)  primus  hos  funebres 
composui  versus. 
On  a  ledge  of  the  monument  is  this  : 

Promanans  ex  vero  et  conjugali  amore  Anno  domini  1603. 
Then  follows  in  two  columns  these  verses  : 

(1)  Anna  prius  Djonoke  Methamo  juncta  marito  |  Vixit 
.  .  .  per  digne  nomine  stirpe  sua  |  Methami  nomen  numerosa 
prole  beavit  |  Nomen  utrumque  suis  moribus  eximiis  |  sumwe 
casta  viro  natis  chara  atque  propinquis  |  omnibus  et  dulcis 
religeosa  Deo  |  mundum  spemebat  vere  peccata  dolebat  | 
In  Christi  meritis  gloria  spesque  fides. 

(2)  Vita  brevis  mors  cita  lucrum  super  omnia,  Christus  :  | 
Lfetatur  superum  faemina  sancta  choro.  |  Ad  sororem.  |  Haec 
ego  (chara  soror)  fratemi  pignora  Amoris  |  Carmina  pro 
justis  maesta  parento  tibi  |  Quern  fateor  praeter  sexum  virtu te 
preiisti  |     Mortem  (vita  impar)  aemulor  ipse  tuam. 

On  an  old  stone  before  the  door,  just  outside  the  church,  in  old 
character  : 

....  jacet  magist.  Wille^mws  Mawe  cujw5  awime  |  propitietwr 

dews  amew. 

Against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  (R)  is  a  very  fine  monument 
of  freestone.     At  the  top  are  three  shields  of  arms,  that  in  the 

middle    bears — Quarterly,     1st    and    4th three    crescents 

....  a  chief  ermine  [Fulnetby]  ;    2nd, ,  a  fesse  .... 

in  chief  three  roundles  ....  [Colvile]  ;  3rd,  .  .  .  .  ,  three  towers 
triple  towered  [Towers].  At  the  east —  .  .  .  .  ,  three  lions  passant 
....  crowned  [Dymoke].  At  the  west — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th, 
.  .  .  .  ,  a  raven  .  .  .  [Herenden]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  three  escallops 
.  .  .  [Strickland].     Below  is  inscribed  : 

Apo.  2,  ver.   17.     Vincenti  dabo  manna  absconditum. 

Below  are  three  more  shields.  On  the  west —  .  .  .  .  ,  a  chevron 
between  three  garbs  .  .  a  crescent  for  difference  [Sheffield]  ;  im- 
paling Fulnetby.  In  the  middle —  .  .  .  .  ,  a  tower  triple  towered  .  .  . 
between  three  covered  cups  [Amcotts]  ;    impaling  Fulnetby.     On 


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the  east — Per  fesse,  a  fesse  dancettee  [Phesant] ;  impaling 
Fulnetby.  On  the  pilaster  at  the  west  side  are — 1st,  Fulnetby, 
impaling — On  a  chief  three  lions'  heads  erazed  ....  Below — A 
lion  rampant  double  queued,  holding  a  club  surmounted  by  a 
rose  ;  impaling  Fulnetby  :  the  name  written  over,  '  Maister  '.  On 
the  east  pilaster  are  two  shields — 1st,  Fulnetby  ;  impaling — Barry 
of  seven  argent  and  gules,  charged  with  eight  martlets,  3,  3  and  2  ; 

the  name  over,    '  Eland.'     Below — Paly  of  six,  .  .  .  and ; 

impahng  Fulnetby  :  name,  Lauson.  In  the  middle  of  the  monu- 
ment are  twelve  shields,  six  m  a  row,  with  the  names  over  as 
follows  : 

(1)  Fulnetby  ;    over  it— Gef.  Fulnetby. 

(2)  Fulnetby,  impaling — A  lion  rampant — S'"  I.  F.  |  Braytoft. 

(3)  Fulnetby,  impaling — A  fesse,  in  chief  three  roundles — 
I.  F.  ColviUe. 

(4)  Fulnetby,  impaling — Per  bend,  on  a  fesse  indented  three 
martlets— Sr  T.  F.  Cracroft. 

(5)  Fulnetby,  impaling — A  cross  engrailed,  in  1st  quarter  a 
martlet — W.  F.  |  Mossendjme. 

(6)  Fulnetby,  impaling — A  talbot  passant — W.  F.  |  Bvrgan. 

(7)  Fulnetby,  impaling — Three  bars  in  chief  a  greyhound 
current  collared — I.F.  |  Skipwith. 

(8)  Fulnetby,  impaling — Three  towers  triple  towered — I.  F.  | 
Towres. 

(9)  Fulnetby,  impaling — An  eagle  displayed — I.  F.  |  Sothil. 

(10)  Fulnetby,  impaling — Two  lions  passant,  crowned — I.  F,  | 
Dymmoke. 

(11)  Fulnetby,  impaling — On  a  fesse,  between  two  lions 
passant  guardant,  a  fleur  de  lis  .  .  .  between  two  crescents 
— G.  F.  I  Godrick. 

(12)  Fulnetby,  impaling — Ermine,  a  griffin  segreant  crowned 
— I.  F.  I  Grantham. 

Below  the  arms  is  the  inscription  in  two  columns  in  capitals  : 

(1)  Here  lyeth  Sir  Vincent  Fulnetby,  knight,  &  |  his  auncesters  : 
he  had  two  wives,  the  .1.  Jane  |  the  daughter  of  Walter 
Hemeden,  Es-  |  quir.  She  dyed  Ano.  1593.  he  had  by 
her  I  issue  .4.  daughters  the  1.  Elyzabeth  ma  [  -ryed  to 
Vincent  Shefeild  of  Crox  |  bie,  esquire,  the  .2.  Joan  maryed 
to  I  Peter  Faesaunt,  esquire,  one  of  the  |  Counsel  of  Yorke. 
The  .3.  Jane  mary  |  ed  to  Sir  Richard  Amcoats  of  As-  |  trop. 
Knight  of  the  Bathe,  1606. 

(2)  The  .2.  wife  Margaret  the  sister  of  |  Sir  Edward  Dimmoke, 
knight,  the  kings  |  chmpian  [sic].  He  had  by  her  issue  .5. 
chil  I  dren  .2.  sonnes  and  .3.  daughters  :  first  |  John  whoe 
dyed  about  the  age  of  |  .7.  yeares.  A  child  of  good  and 
rare  |  vertew  and  towardnesse.  The  .2.  |  Edward  Anne  and  ^m 
Briget  yet  lyving.  Wt 


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At  the  west  side  of  this  monument  is  a  fragment  of  a  brass  (R), 
consisting  of  the  bust  of  a  woman  in  a  ruff,  her  hands  clasped, 
set  upon  a  man's  legs  in  armour  ;  and  on  the  east  side,  a  perfect 
figure  of  a  woman  in  a  gown  with  fine  worked  border,  a  ruff  and 
cap,  her  hands  clasped.  Below  is  a  shield  of  arms  in  brass — 
Metham,  quarterly  of  9,  as  above  (p.  294)  ;  impaling — Quarterly 
of  twelve,  1st,  Fretty  [Willoughby]  ;  2nd,  A  cross  sarcelly  [Bek]  ; 
3rd,  Three  buckles  between  eight  cross  crosslets  [Roseline]  ;  4th, 
A  cross  engrailed  [Ufford]  ;  5th,  Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  A  lion 
rampant  [FitzAlan]  ;  2nd  and  3rd,  A  fret  [Maltravers]  ;  6th,  A 
lion  rampant  [Welles]  ;  7th,  A  fesse  indented  between  six  crosslets 
[Engaine]  ;  8th,  Barry  of  six,  three  crescents  [Waterton]  ;  9th, 
A  greyhound  current  between  three  wolves'  heads  crazed,  a  border 
engrailed  [Heneage]  ;  10th,  three  garbs  [Preston];  Uth,  Two 
bars,  a  canton  [Buckton] ;  12th,  A  cross  flory  triple-crossed.  There 
are  two  crests  :  on  the  dexter  side — A  bull's  head  couped  [Metham]  ; 
on  the  sinister — A  man's  head  crowned  [Willoughby]. 

To  the  east  of  this,  is  a  very  handsome  monument  of  marble  (R)  ; 
in  a  recess  is  the  figure  of  a  knight  kneeling  on  a  cushion  before 
an  altar,  in  armour,  bareheaded  ;  his  lady  is  opposite  him  in  a 
similar  recess,  in  a  long  gown.  Over  him  are  these  arms — A  fret, 
a  mullet  for  difference  [Harrington]  ;  impaling — Two  squirrels 
sejant  addorsed  (Samwell).  Over  the  lady  these — A  fret  and  a 
mullet  [Harrington]  ;  impaling — A  pale  between  two  eagles  dis- 
played [Woodward].  On  a  ledge  below  are  the  figures  of  two 
sons  and  three  daughters  kneeling  on  cushions.  Two  of  the  latter 
are  broken.     Below  on  a  black  slab  in  capitals  : 

Here  lieth  y^  body  of  S'"  Sapcote  Harington,  knt,  2^  sonne 
to  I  S'"  James  Harington  of  Ridlingto?i  in  the  county  of 
Rutland,  knt  &  |  baronet.  He  had  2  wives,  y®  first  Jane 
daugh.  of  S'"  Wilham  Samwell  |  of  Uptow  in  y*  county  of 
Northampton,  kt,  by  whom  he  had  2  sonns  |  &  3  daugh". 
Shee  heth  intoombed  at  Milton  in  y®  co.  of  Northamp.  |  His 
2^  w\ie  Jane  daugh^"  of  John  Woodward  of  London,  Esq., 
by  I  whom  he  had  2  sonnes  &  3  daugh^s.  Y^  eldest  daugh^ 
lieth  here  |  buried.  He  lived  in  y®  true  fear  of  God  &  died 
in  y«  faith  of  |  Christ  |  y«  8th  day  of  Ap^  Ao  D'ni  1630  in 
y®  48  year  of  his  age.  |  Non  eiit  hoc  jactans  monimentum 
non  fuit  ille  |  Quern  tenet,  hinc  rapiat  Gloria  vana  Fugam  | 
Factorum  Pactorum  et  vitae  qualis  Honestas  |  Quales  virtutes 
haec  aliunde  pete  |  Non  dabit  ista  tibi  hoc  marmor  ne  forte 
superbum  |  Dum  vultus  simulat  sit  sibi  dissimile. 

To  the  east  of  this  is  a  brass  plate  (R)  m  the  wall,  with  this  inscrip- 
tion in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  Willyam  Metham  of  Bolington,  Esquier,  who 
was    I    the   sonn   of   Robarte   Metham,   second   sonne   of   S' 


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Thomas  j  Metham  of  Cave,  knight.  He  had  4  wyves,  the 
1st  was  the  widdow  |  of  one  Good  ;  the  second  was  Ellen 
the  daughter  of  Mr  Whytting-  |  ton  &  he  had  by  hir  issue, 
Charles,  Susan,  and  Anne  ;  the  |  third  Frauncs  daughter  of 
Edmound  Lord  Shefeild  ;  the  fourth  Mary  |  daughter  to 
Willyam  Lord  Willoughby  of  Parham,  and  by  her  |  had 
issue  Catheren  and  Doritie.  Hee  dyed  the  12  of  January  | 
1590,  and  the  66  year  of  his  age. 

In  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel  (R),  north  of  the  altar,  is  a 
monument  of  marble,  the  figures  of  a  man  in  a  furred  gown  and 
a  ruff ;  opposite  his  wife  in  a  gown,  ruff,  and  flat  cap,  kneeling  before 
a  desk.  Over  are  the  arms  of  Metham,  quarterly  of  nine  as  above 
(p.  294)  ;  [impaling — Quarterly,  1st  and  4th,  Gules,  three 
crescents  argent,  and  a  chief  ermine  [Fulnetby]  ;  2nd,  Or,  a  fess 
gules,  in  chief  three  torteaux  [Colvile]  ;  3rd,  Argent,  three  towers 
gules  [Towers]  ].  Below  the  figures  this  inscription  on  a  black 
slab  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  Charles  Metham  of  Bulingtow,  |  Esq.,  &  Elizabeth 
his  3d  wife,  eldest  daughter  |  of  S""  Vincent  Fulnetbye,  knt, 
first  wife  |  to  Vincent  Sheffeild,  Esq.,  a  godly,  vertuous,  | 
faithful  woman.  Shee  did  dye  blessedlye  |  in  y^  Lord  at  East 
Rason  y^  first  day  |  of  October  1628,  in  y^  67  year  of  her  | 
age  ;   he  died  y®  [blank]  day  of  [blank]. 

This  church  consists  of  a  nave  and  chancel,  and  a  tower  at  the 
west  end.  In  a  niche  in  the  north  wall  is  placed  a  figure  which 
seems  once  to  have  been  on  a  tomb.  It  is  of  a  female,  in  a  long 
robe  and  mantle,  and  her  head  dress  covers  her  chin.  The  hands 
are  clasped,  and  the  head  rests  on  a  pillow  supported  by  angels. 
On  her  breast  is  a  shield  but  the  bearings  are  effaced. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  <Sc  Q.  xix,  113-22  ;    Jeans,  52-53.] 

(MS  xii,  67-76.) 

JHarfeet  ^afien 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Market  Raisin,  29  August,  1828 — 

Most  of  the  monuments  in  the  church  are  modem, 
with  the  exception  of  a  stone  on  the  floor,  with  the 
arms — A  cross  patty  fitchy  within  an  orle  of  estoiles 
[Caldwell].  V.C.  1639.  [This  stone  represents  a 
child  of  Lawrence  Caldwell  of  Thorganby  ;  another 
child,  named  James,  was  baptized  and  buried  at 
Market  Rasen,   1640.] 

At  the  east  end  of  the  chancel  a  stone  with  the  arras 
on  a  lozenge — In  chief,  per  pale  three  boars'  heads 

erect  [Booth],  and  in  base — Two  lions  passant,  crowned  [Dymoke]  ; 

impaling— Paly  of  six,  on  a  chief  a  lion  passant  guardant  [Lodington] : 
In  memory  of  |  Mary  Dymoke  |  widow  of  Edward  Dymoke  | 
of  Wadingworth,  Esq.  |  She  was  first  married  to  |  John  Booth 


REDBOURNE  299 

of  I  Market  Raisin,  Esq.  who  lieth  |  interrd  near  this  place,  | 
and  was  one  of  the  |  daughters  and  coheiresses  |  of  John 
Lodington  of  |  Fonaby,  Esq.  in  Lincolnshire,  |  who  died 
the  22  of  June  1740,  |  aged  90  years. 

[See  also  L.R.S.  i,  HI.] 

(MS  Supp.,  13-14.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  2  September,  1835 — 

On  a  marble  tablet  in  the  north  chapel  (R),  now  a  schoolhouse, 
with  a  bas  relief  above  of  a  ship,  and  distant  land  on  which  stands 
a  pagoda  : 

M.S.  I  Rogero  Carter,  viro  |  Inter  ipsas  orientis  opes  et  ille- 
cebras  |  intemerato,  integro  ;  |  qui  re  modica  in  patriara 
rediens,  |  nee  majoris  appetens,  |  Castri  St'i  Georgii  prsefec- 
turam  |  postea  sibi  ultro  oblatam  recusavit ;  |  pos.  frater 
Robertus  Carter  Thelwall  |  obiit  A.D.  mdcclxxihi,  set.  .  .  . 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  north  of  the  chancel  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  Charlotte  wife  of  Lord  William 
Beauclerk,  |  afterward  8th  Duke  of  St  Albans,  |  she  was  the 
daughter  of  |  the  Rev^^  Robert  Carter  Thelwall  and  Charlotte 
his  wife,  |  and  had  issue  one  son  by  Lord  William  Beauclerk  | 
who  was  baptized  on  the  11th  of  May  1794,  |  and  was  buried 
on  the  13th  of  the  same  month  |  She  departed  this  life  on  the 
19th  of  October  1797  |  and  was  buried  in  this  church.  |  This 
tablet  is  erected  by  |  William  Aubrey  de  Vere  9th  Duke  of 
St  Albans,  |  as  a  mark  of  affectionate  respect  \  to  the  memory 
of  his  father's  first  wife. 

On    a    white    marble    tablet    opposite,    surmounted    by    a    ducal 

coronet : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  of  |  William  8th  Duke  of  St  Albans  | 
who  departed  this  life  the  17  July  1825,  |  aged  fifty  eight 
yeai*s.  |  Also  of  Maria  Janetta  his  Duchess  |  who  died  17 
January  1822,  |  aged  forty  seven  years,  |  leavmg  six  sons  & 
six  daughters.  |  This  tablet  is  inscribed  j  to  their  beloved 
memory  by  their  affectionate  son  |  William  Aubrey  de  Vere 
ninth  Duke  of  St  Albans. 

On  a  white  marble  tablet  with  an  urn  over,  thereon  a  man  planting 
a  tree  between  another  carrying  trees  and  a  third  bearing  a  spade  : 
M.S.  I  Gulielmo  Carter  |  Duodecim  liberorum  patri  |  Qui 
deo  animse  terrseque  colendis  operam  dedit  |  pos  :  fiUus 
Robertus  Carter  Thelwall  |  necnon  Susannse  co7?jugi  ejus 
pientissimse :  |  Obierunt  |  Ille  A.D.  mdccxlhii  jet.  Lxm  | 
Ilia  A.D.  MDCCLii  aet 


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On  the  north  side  of  the  chancel,  set  sideways  in  tlie  wall,  is  a  large 
black  stone  having  the  figure  of  a  knight  carved  thereon  in  outhne, 
gilded.  He  is  in  plate  armour  with  peaked  helm  and  mail  gorget. 
At  his  feet  is  a  greyhound,  and  his  head  rests  on  a  pillow  supported 
by  two  angels  ;  his  sword  hangs  at  his  left  side  in  an  embroidered 
belt  ;  and  at  his  right  is  his  dagger.  The  figure  is  about  the  natural 
size.  Below  is  this  inscription  in  gilded  letters  of  old  character 
cut  into  the  stone  (R)  : 

Hie  jacet  dominus  Gerardus  Sothill  miles  qui  obiit  primo 
die  I  Augusti  Anno  Domini  millesiwo  cccc  v.  cuius  anime 
miserere  deus  amen. 

Above  the  stone  is  a  stone  crocketed  canopy  of  ancient  work, 
with  this  shield  at  the  finial — Argent,  an  eagle  displayed  sable 
[for  Sothill]. 

A  white  marble  monument  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel, 
with  these  arms  cut  below — Azure,  a  talbot  passant  between  three 
buckles  [for  Carter]  ;  impaling — Nelthorpe.  Crest — A  lion's  head, 
gorged  with  a  mural  crown.  Above  is  a  male  figure  weeping  over 
an  urn,  and  this  inscription  on  a  black  slab  in  capitals  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Charlotte  |  daughter  of  Sir  Henry 
Nelthorpe  Bart :  |  and  next  to  her  (as  he  hopes)  will  be 
deposited  that  of  |  the  Rev^^  Robert  Carter  Thelwall,  ni^^  son 
of  W°^  Carter,  |  who  desires  to  record  on  her  tomb  this  farther 
memorial   |   of   himself    (as   his   highest   Character,  Glory,   & 


Happiness) 
the    loving 


that  from  the  1st  of  Jan  :  mdcclxvii  |  He  was 
and  beloved  husband  of  the  above  mention 'd 
Charlotte  |  a  woman  (according  to  his  judgment)  of  most 
gentle  j  manners,  mild  affections,  elegant  accomplishments,  | 
refined  humour,  and  sound  judgment,  joined  to  |  great  piety, 
benevolence  and  charity  |  Heu !  Charlotta  Vale !  morum 
placidissima  conjux.  |  Mente  tibi  comitem  me  superesse 
dolet  I  Pos  :  R.C.T.  |  she  died  vin  March  mdcclxxx,  aged 
xxxvrn  j  He  died  xvm  Oct.  mdcclxxxvh,  aged  lxvii. 
Below  is  inscribed  : 

He  was  again  made  happy  in  a  second  |  marriage  with  Hannah 
Spooner. 
The  church  was  rebuilt  about  56  years  back  at  the  expence  of 
Mr  Carter,  and  has  been  done  in  good  taste.  It  consists  of  a  nave 
with  two  aisles  formed  in  a  circular  shape,  with  two  pillars  on 
each  side,  octagonal,  forming  three  pointed  arches.  The  chancel 
is  divided  off  by  a  pointed  arch.  There  is  a  pinnacled  tower  at 
the  west  end  with  a  porch,  which  is  badly  executed,  having  two 
arches  to  enter  by  (D).  The  buttresses  of  the  aisle  and  chancel 
are  pinnacled.  The  east  window  contains  in  modem  stained  glass 
the  figures  of  the  Apostles.  The  remainder  are  in  the  clerestory 
windows,  on  each  side  three.     There  are  north  and  south  aisles  to 


RIGSBY  301 

the  chancel  entered  by  ogee  arches,  crocketed,  with  a  finial.     The 

southern  one  is  used  as  a  cemetery,  and  there  are  niches  for  coffins. 

In  the  window  are  figures  of  Hope  and  Faith.     The  northern  aisle 

is  used  for  a  school  or  vestry.     The  font  is  of  modem  white  marble, 

handsome  of  its  kind. 

On  a  marble  tablet,  outside  the  church,  against  the  south  wall  of 

the  chancel  (D)  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  Hannah  Carter  Thelwall,  |  widow, 
who  departed  this  life  |  October  the  5,  1800,  |  aged  52  years.  | 
By  nature  formed  for  every  social  part  |  Mild  were  her  manners 
and  sincere  her  heart  |  Benevolence  in  every  feature  shone  | 
And  virtuous  friendship  hailed  her  as  her  own. 

On  a  similar  tablet  close  by  (D)  : 

In  memory  of  j  Jane  Spooner  widow  of  |  Hungerford  Spooner 
of  St  Christophers  |  who  departed  this  life  27  July  1788  |  in 
the  61  year  of  her  age.  |  Reader  if  gentle  and  unaffected 
manners  |  Piety  benevolence  &  domestic  virtues  |  Are  dear 
to  thee  I  Respect  her  grave. 

In  the  churchyard  are  these  flat  stones  to  the  memory  of  former 
vicars  : 

The  Rev^  Mr  Josias  Morgan   Rect^  of  Manton   &   vicar  of 

Redbourne  died  27  Aug*  1737,  aet.  58. 
The  ReV^  Richard  Branston  vicar  of  Redbourne   44  years 
died  5  Ocf  1781,  aet.  71. 

Another  surrounded  by  a  rail  : 

The  Rev^  Robert  Nelthorpe  Palmer  26  years  vicar  of  Red- 
bourne died  24  NoV  1821,  set.  56. 

And  a  tablet  against  the  south  wall  to  : 

The  Revd  Christopher  Metcalfe  died  20  JanV  1795,  aet.  72, 
and  Catherine  his  wife  died  8  Feb.  1788  |  aged  60. 

[See  also  Linos.  N.  &  Q.  xi.   110-112.] 

(MS  viii,   133-139.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  19th  August,  1835 — 

On  a  brass  against  the  south  wall  (R)  : 

Sacred  to  the  |  memory  of  William  Kingston,  gent.,  |  who 
departed  this  life  the  1  Sept^  |  1792,  aged  60.  |  At  his  request 
his  remains  were  brought  |  from  Alford,  and  interred  near 
the  body  of  |  the  Rev^  W"  Willoughby  late  vicar  of  Alford  :  | 
who  died  the  15  July  1792,  aged  45.  |  With  their  acquaintance 
commenced  a  sincere  |  friendship  in  which  by  walking  together 
in  I  the  House  of  God  they  were  confirmed  ;  until  |  translated 
through  the  merits  of  their  Redeemer  |  to  scenes  of  happier 
intercourse. 


302  RIGSBY 

This  church,  which  is  in  a  pretty  situation,  commanding  a  fine 
view  over  the  edge  of  the  Wolds  and  the  extent  of  the  Marsh,  is  a 
mean  bam-Uke  building,  having  a  nave  and  chancel,  and  a  box  of 
wood  for  a  bell  at  the  west  end.  The  roof  is  thatched.  In  the  east 
wall  north  of  the  altar  is  a  canopied  niche  in  which  are  placed  an 
old  morion  of  the  time  of  Charles  I,  and  a  short  sword  or  dagger  (R). 
South  of  the  altar  is  a  piscina.  On  the  floor  is  an  old  stone  (D) 
with  a  cross  cut  on  it  of  a  long  stem,  and  a  head  similar  to  this 
[a  small  sketch  of  a  cross  bottonnee  or  flory].  The  font  is  octagonal 
pannelled  in  arches  of  the  Perpendicular  style. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  &  Q.  x,  235.] 

(MS  vi,  67-68.) 

l^ippingale 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  [blank]  August,  1831 — This  church 
is  large  and  handsome,  with  a  fine  tower  at  the  west  end.  The 
living  is  in  the  gift  of  Sir  Thomas  Heathcote,  and  the  incumbent  is 
the  Revd  [William  Thomas]  Waters. 

On  the  north  side  of  the  Communion  Table  is  the  effigy  of  a  knight 
in  mail,  completely  armed,  with  his  legs  crossed,  his  head  resting 
upon  a  helmet,  and  his  feet  upon  a  lion.  It  is  in  tolerable  preserva- 
tion, and  the  rings  of  the  mail  are  plamly  to  be  distinguished. 
Tradition  gives  it  to  one  of  the  Brownlow  family  (R). 

On  a  flat  stone  to  the  south  (R)  of  this  last  has  been  a  figure  in  brass 
which  is  now  gone. 

To  the  south  of  the  Communion  Table  (R)  is  a  white  marble  monu- 
ment with  pillars  and  arms  above — Argent,  an  orle  of  martlets 
sable,  on  an  inescucheon  azure  an  escallop  [Brownlow]  : 

Hie  reponuntur  exuviae  |  Liberorum  honorabihs  |  Richardi 
Brownlowe  Baroneti  |  et  Dom.  Ehzabethse  uxoris  ejus  | 
sciUcet  I  l°io  Elizabethae  natae  Septembris  6  to  |  mdclv  quae 
Martii  die  Octavo  j  moriebatur  anno  praedicto.  |  2<^o  Mariae 
natae  21  Sept.  1656,  quae  |  die  Feb.  15^  moriebatur  1659.  | 
3tio  Elizabethae  natae  20  Feb.  1657  |  quae  Decern.  17  moriebatur 
1659.  I  40  Richardi  Brownlowe  nati  |  Octob.  5^  1664,  qui 
Oct.  290  I  moriebatur  anno  praedicto.  |  5°  Ehzabethae  natae 
28  Feb.  1666,  |  quae  moriebatur  Martij  25,  1669,  |  quae  pignora 
praedicta  Richardi  |  Brownlowe  Baronetti  et  Heroinae  | 
Ehzabethae  sibi  conjugis,  j  Haec  servatures  sui  |  praestolatus 
adventum. 
On  the  base  : 

Epitaph  I  Here  lies  a  bud  soon  gone  whose  beauty  might  | 
Have  (had  it  grown)  outshined  the  splendid  hght  |  Of  other 
flowers,  but  we  know  'twill  spring  |  And  glory  to  its  Gard'ner, 
it  will  bring  |  Its  root  has  left  a  cyon,  but  not  lost  |  The  price ' 


SAPPERTON  303 

pay'd  for  it  was  of  no  small  cost  |  The  byer  shall  preserve  it 
to  his  gain  |  Glory  'twill  bring  him  when  in  bUss  'tshall  raigne. 

On  a  white  tablet  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

In  memory  of  |  Wade  Gascoigne,  LL.B.,  |  who  died  19  May 
1801,  I  aged  68  years,  |  and  of  |  Anne  Davison  his  wife  |  who 
died  19  July  1792,  |  aged  58  j'ears.  |  Also  of  |  Wade  Davison 
Gascoigne  |  who  died  22  April  1784,  |  aged  15  years,  |  and 
of  John  Gascoigne  |  who  died  at  sea  |  off  Jamaica  |  in  Autumn 
1784,  I   aged  14  years. 

In  a  canopied  recess  in  the  south  aisle,  almost  entirely  concealed 

by  pews,  is  a  stone  effigy  but  without  any  inscription. 

On  a  neat  black  and  white  marble  tablet  in  the  south  aisle  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  of  |  John  Quincey,  gent.,  |  [late  of 
DowTi  Hall  in  this  parish]  |  who  departed  this  life  |  ^Nlarch 
8th,  1827,  I  in  the  80th  year  of  |  his  age. 

In  part  of  the  south  aisle  used  as  a  school  house  there  are  two  altar 
tombs  with  effigies  upon  them,  but  so  obscured  by  whitewash  as 
almost  to  be  indistinguishable,  and  also  the  following  on  a  white 
marble  tablet  (D)  : 

Sacred   to   the   memory   of    |    Richard   Quincey,   gent.,    |    of 
Pointon,  |  who  died  on  the  18  Oct.  1813,  |  in  the  71^*  year 
of  his  age.  |  The  memory  of  the  just  is  blessed. 
[See  also  L.E.S.  i,  193-194.] 

(MS  i,  67-70.) 

feapperton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  30  July,  1833 — 

On  a  stone  in  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel   (R)  : 

Near  to  this  place  |  lies  interred  the  body  |  of  Susanna  the  wife 
of  I  the  Rev^  W"  Lodge  j  and  younger  daughter  of  the 
Rever*^  Step°  Clark  |  minister  of  St  John's  in  Beverlej"  in 
y«  comity  |  of  York.  She  was  bom  |  January  the  seventh, 
1676,  I  and  departed  this  life  |  the  27  of  March  in  the  |  year 
of  our  Lord  1736. 

On  a  similar  stone  close  by  : 

Near  to  this  place  |  lies  mterred  the  body  |  of  William  Lodge  | 
late  rector  of  Sapper  |  ton,  he  departed  this  life  |  y®  IS  of 
Novem.  1737,  |  aged  69.  |  By  the  Bounty  of  Queen  Aim  |  and 
the  Patron  this  livmg  was  j  augmented  in  1720,  two  closes  | 
laing  at  Ingoldsby  called  Worm  |  sikes  and  one  on  the  north 
side  I  of  the  parsonage  house  |  called  Church  Leays. 

On  a  flat  stone  which  goes  under  a  pew  in  the  nave  (R)  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  |  of  William  Doughtie  late  of  Lmcohies 
Imi,  gent.,  |  who  dyed  the  21  ]  day  of  Jul}-  1656,  in  the  62 
yeare  of  his  age. 

A  handsome  black  and  white  marble  monument,  flanked  by  two 


304  SAPPERTON 

Corinthian  columns,  and  in  the  entablature  these  arms — Per  chevron 
sable  and  argent,  three  elephants'  heads,  erazed,  counterchanged 
[Saunders]  ;  impaling — Ermine,  on  a  chief  sable  a  crown  or, 
between  two  leopards'  heads  cabossed  argent  [for  Taylor]  : 

Sacred  to  the  memory  |  of  y®  truly  religious  |  and  right  worthy 
person  |  John  Saunders,  Esq.,  |  (the  dear  &  only  husband 
of  I  Ursula  Saunders  J  his  loving  wife  |  formerly  deceased)  | 
who  died  May  4th,  Anno  D'ni  1685,  j  Anno  que  setatis  70.  j 
Here  lies  his  body  mixed  with  y^  dust  |  whose  life  was  holy 
humble  good  and  just  |  Scilicet  exemplo  tandem  hoc  ediscite 
vivi  I  Ex  hujus  vita  vivere  morte  mori. 

Over  this  is  a  hatchment  of  the  arms  of  Saunders  with  crest — An 
elephant's  head  (D). 

A  white  marble  monument  opposite  the  last  (R)  with  the  arms 

of  Saunders  over  : 

Near  this  place  |  lyeth  the  body  of  Ursula  Saunders  eldest  | 
daughter  of  Richard  Tayler  of  Clapham  in  the  county  |  of 
Bedford,  Esq.,  sergeant  at  law,  late  wife  to  John  Saun-  |  ders 
of  Sapperton,  Esq.,  eldest  son  of  Sir  John  Saunders  |  of 
Marston  in  the  county  of  Bedford,  knt,  who  lived  toge  j  ther 
most  happily  eight  and  forty  years  and  left  one  son  |  and 
three  daughters  surviving  her  |  John,  Elizabeth,  Mary,  & 
Ursula.  I  She  lived  and  died  a  true  daughter  of  the  church  of 
England.  |  She  was  |  the  best  of  wives,  |  a  most  indulgent 
mother,  |  a  generous  and  true  friend,  |  and  for  her  |  singular 
piety,  I  exemplary  life,  |  great  charity,  |  did  excel  most  of 
her  time,  whilst  living  admired  and  beloved,  since  |  dead  missed 
and  lamented  by  all  that  knew  her.  She  depar  |  ted  this 
life  in  full  assurance  of  a  better  y^  29th  of  May  |  Anno  Dom. 
MDCLXXxni  I  [Anno]  ^Etatis  lxvii. 

This  church  is  a  very  small  one  ;  it  consists  only  of  nave  and 
chancel.  The  door  is  on  the  south  side,  and  there  is  no  orient 
window.  In  a  window  south  of  the  nave  are  two  coats  of  arms 
in  painted  glass — (1)  Ermine,  a  chevron  gules  [?  Tuchet]  ;  (2) 
Azure,  a  fesse  daunce  between  ten  billets  4,  3,  2,  and  1  or  [Deyn- 
court].     In  the  next  window  is  a  shield  charged  with  a  bend. 

[See  also  LM.8.  i,  208.] 

(MS  ii,  247-251.) 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Saucethorpe,  17  August,  1835 — 

On  a  flat  black  stone  in  the  chancel,  with  these  arms  cut  above — 
Two  lions  passant,  crowned,  a  mullet  for  difference  [Dymoke]  ;  on 
an  escucheon — A  fesse  between  three  leopards'  heads  cabossed 
[Payne].     Crest — On  a  helm,  a  sword  erect  : 

Charles  Dymoke,  M.D,,  |  third  son  of  Charles  Dymoke  |  of 


SAUSTHORPE  305 

this  place,  Esq.,  |  departed  this  life  |  May  y®  12,  1761,  |  aged 
56  years.  |  He  left  issue  two  sons  |  Needhain  and  Edward.  | 
Ehzabeth  the  widow  |  of  Charles  Dymoke,  M.D.  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  the  10  of  September  1772,  |  aged  56  years. 

On  a  black  stone  within  the  Communion  rails  : 

Here  lies  interr'd  |  the  Hon*'^^  Edward  Dymoke,  Esq'",  | 
Champion  of  England  |  obiit  Sep.  y«  12th,  1760,  \  in  y^  65 
year  of  his  age. 

Upon  a  black  stone  at  the  south  end  of  the  chancel  ;    a  chest  is 

over  it  : 

Here  lyes  interr'd  the  |  body  of  Elizabeth  |  Dymoke  daughter 
of  I  Charles  Dymoke,  Esq.,  |  and  Mary  Dymoke  |  who  departed 
this  I  life  July  the  22,  1743,  |  in  the  47  year  of  her  age.  |  She 
died  in  London. 

Upon  an  old  stone  in  the  chancel  very  much  rubbed  : 

Here  lies  interr'd  the  |  ....  of  John  Dymoke  | 

Charles    | and    Mary    | departed    | 

....  mber | 

On  a  blue  stone  in  the  chancel  partly  under  a  pew  with  the 
arms — Dymoke,  impaling — A  bend  engrailed  between  two  bucks' 
heads  cabossed  [Nedhara].     Crest — On  a  helm  a  sword  erect : 

Here  lyes  interred  the  body  |  of  Charles  Dymoke,  Esq.,  |  who 
departed  this  life  |  the  29  Jan>'  1724,  |  aged  61  years.  |  Here 
also  lyes  interred  |  the  body  of  Mary  Dymoke  |  the  wife  of 
Charles  Dymoke,  |  Esq.,  who  departed  this  life  |  the  25  of 
Jan^  1756,  in  the  |  90  year  of  her  age  |  In  hopes  of  a  blessed 
resurrection. 

In  the  Clarke's  pew  is  an  old  stone,  almost  entirely  obUterated,  of 
which  all  that  can  be  decyphered  is  : 

I ,  gent.,  I  departed  this  life  Novemb''  | 

,  aged  67  years. 

On  a  hatchment  against  a  pillar  of  the  nave  facing  south  these 
arms — Argent,  on  a  cross  between  four  doves  gules  as  many 
bezants  [Welcome]  ;  impaling  two  wives — on  the  dexter  side, 
Quarterly,  or  and  gules,  a  plain  cross  sable  [for  Cammock]  ;  on 
the  sinister  side,  Or,  a  plain  cross  vert.  Crest — On  an  esquire's 
helm  a  dove  rising  argent.     This  inscription  below  in  capitals  : 

Near  unto  this  place  lieth  |  buried  3^  body  of  Thomas  |  Welcom, 
Esqr,  who  departed  |  ys  life  y«  23  of  May  1670,  |  .Etatis  | 
suae  75. 

This  is  a  small  church  ;  it  consists  merely  of  a  nave  and  north 
aisle  divided  by  two  low  pointed  arches,  a  chancel,  and  a  low  tower 
at  the  west  end. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  <fe  Q.  x,  235-236  ;    L.B.S.  i,  83.] 

(MS  vi,  45-48.) 


306  SAXILBY 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  16  September,  1835 — This  church 
has  been  described  by  C.  Anderson.  The  old  figures  are  on  a  tomb 
in  the  north  aisle  of  the  chancel,  which  is  divided  from  it  by  two 
fine  pointed  arches,  but  is  now  separated  by  an  ugly  modem  deal 
partition,  and  is  used  as  a  school.  In  it  stands  the  font.  The 
tomb  is  of  blue  stone.  Between  the  nave  and  chancel  is  a  pointed 
arch. 

On  a  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  : 

Sacred  |  to  the  memory  |  of  |  the  Rev^  Thomas  Rees  |  late 
vicar  of  this  parish  |  who  died  Dec^"  the  27,  |  1807,  ]  aged  46 
years.  |  Also  |  Ann  his  wife  |  who  died  April  the  3rd,  1808,  | 
aged  51  years. 

Another  stone  within  the  altar  rails  to  : 

Christopher  Bell  died  22  Novem^  1792,  aet.  52. 

A  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  to  (D)  : 

EHzabeth  wife  of  WiUiam  Metcalfe  died  15  March  1832, 
aet.  38. 

On  another  stone  in  the  chancel : 

S.M.  I  of  I  Richard  Younghusband  [  youngest  son  of  the  | 
Rev<i  Joseph  Younghusband  |  &  Mary  his  wife  who  died  | 
April  4,  1812,  aged  7  years. 

On  another  collateral  : 

S.M.  I  of  I  WiUiam  Younghusband  |  eldest  son  of  the  |  Rev<^ 
Joseph  Yoimghusband  |  &  Mary  his  wife  who  died  |  March  21, 
1811,  I  aged  21  years. 

(MS  vii,  173-175.) 

S>coti)orne 

Notes  taken  in  the  church  of  Scothem,  5  August,  1833 — 

There  is  not  one  single  monument  or  inscription  in  this  church, 
but  there  are  some  atchievements  of  the  Ellison  family.  An 
atchievement  on  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel  bears — Gules,  a 
chevron  argent  between  three  eagles'  heads  erazed  or  [EUison]  ; 
impaling — Per  pale  argent  and  gules,  two  men's  legs  armed  counter- 
changed  [Cookson] ;    and  underneath,  '  Non  omnis  moriar  '. 

A  second  atchievement  has — ElUson,  with  an  escucheon — Argent, 
a  fesse  embattled  erminois,  between  three  crescents  sable.  Crest 
— A  griffin's  head  erazed  per  fesse  argent  and  or,  collared  gules  ; 
and  underneath  '  Pulvis  et  umbra  sumus  '. 

Another  atchievement  against  the  north  wall  of  the  chancel  has — 
EUison,  impaling — Argent,  an  eagle  with  two  heads  displayed 
sable,  on  an  escucheon  argent  a  saltier  gules  [Maxwell].  Crest — 
EUison. 


SCOTTER  307 

A   lozenge  of  arms   against   the   south   wall — Ellison,   impaling — 
Argent,  a  dexter  hand  couped  at  the  wrist  proper. 

The  tower  of  this  church  is  ancient  ;  the  remainder,  consisting 
of  a  nave  and  chancel,  is  modem,  built  about  34  years  ago.  In 
the  tower  is  an  old  stone  with  a  cross  cut  upon  it  having  a  long 
stem  ornamented  with  flowers  removed  from  the  old  chancel. 

(MS  i,  219-220.) 

^cotter 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  7  September,  1835 — This  church 
consists  of  a  nave  and  north  aisle  divided  by  five  handsome  pointed 
arches,  springing  from  clustered  columns  with  fohated  capitals,  a 
chancel,  a  tower  at  the  west  end,  and  a  south  porch.  The  south 
door  is  Norman,  but  the  porch  is  a  modem  one  and  bears  the  date 
1820.  The  font  is  octagonal  and  handsomely  pannelled  in  quatre- 
foyles.  The  roof  is  open  timber  and  very  good.  The  description 
of  some  of  the  monuments  in  this  church  not  here  inserted  are  to 
be  found  in  the  Gentleman's  Magazine,  1806,  part  ii,  p.  749. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  nave  : 

Here  |  Ueth  interr'd  |  the  remains  of  three  of  the  issue  |  from 
the  marriage  of  Chas.  Aistroppe,  |  Esq.,  and  Ann  his  wife 
late  of  I  this  place,  to  wit,  Ann  and  Frances  their  |  daughters, 
the  former  of  whome  died  |  in  her  infancy  the  19th  of  January 
1762,  I  and  the  latter  the  17th  of  May  1768,  aged  |  3  years. 
Also  of  Thomas  their  son  who  |  died  the  20th  of  Oct.  1770, 
aged  likewise  |  3  years. 

On  another  stone  : 

In  memory  |  of  Charles  Aistroppe,  Gent..  |  who  departed 
this  life  the  ....  |  of  August  Anno  Dom.  176  .  .  ,  | 
setatis  65. 

An  old  stone  in  the  north  aisle  partly  hid  by  a  pew  has  this  inscrip- 
tion cut  on  it  as  far  as  can  be  decyphered  : 

ate  pro  animabus  | bart  &  Alici 

A  stone  near  the  last  to  the  memory  of  : 

[Elizabeth  wife  of]  James  Herring  27  Sept.  1738,  aet.  55. 

There  are  stones  near  the  font  to  : 

John  Drewry  died  31  Dec'"  1754,  aet.  71. 
Catherine  his  wife  died  May  23,  1726,  aet.  31. 
Ann  their  daughter  died  6  April  1725,  aet.  7. 
Also  John  their  son  died  10  June  1733,  aged  17. 

On  a  blackened  tablet  against  the  south  wall  of  the  chancel : 

Near  this  place  |  he  the  remains  |  of  |  Mrs  Anne  Tonge  wife 
of  Mr  I  Roe  Tonge  gentleman  of  1  Gainsbro' :  who  departed  j 
this  life  Nov.  11,  1789,  |  aged  66  years. 


308  SCOTTER 

Another  to  the  west  of  the  last : 

Beneath  this  pew  |  lieth  the  body  of  |  EUzabeth  Smith  | 
relict  of  the  Rev.  Abr™  Smith  |  obiit  Oct.  12,  1782,  ]  aged 
86  years.  |  Also  three  of  their  children. 

A  stone   in   the   chancel  with   the   arms   and  crest  of  Anderson 

cut : 

Underneath  this  |  stone  are  deposited  |  the  remains  of  |  Edwin 
Anderson  |  of  Morton,  Esq^,  |  who  dyed  the  28  day  |  of  October 
1743,  in  y®  |  61  year  of  his  age.  |  Also  |  Mary  relict  of  the 
above  |  Edwin  Anderson  who  |  died  Dec.  25,  17[4]8. 

On  a  stone  next  to  the  last  in  capitals  partly  rubbed  : 

Heu I I  Anima     H  .   .  .  .    placidi    ] 

Migravit  11  die  Jan.  |  Anno  Dom |  An.  ^Etatis  .  .  j 

Depositum  Marise  |  Anderson  uxoris  j  Edwini  Anderson  Gen.  ] 
fil.  dicti  Hen.  Smith  hie  |  jacet  23  Jan.  1716,  |  .^tatis 
suae  55. 

Round  the  verge  of  a  stone  next  to  the  last  : 

Hie  jacet  sep  |  ultus  5  Jan.  Anno  Dom.  1679,  et  ^Etatis  suae 
63  I  Guil.  Laughton  |  fil.  natu  max.  Ed.  Laughton  de  Throp- 
ham  Com.  Ebor.   |  gen. 

On  a  stone  close  to  the  altar  rails  partly  rubbed  : 

Winifrid  daughter  |  of  Edm**  Laughton,  |  Gen.,  &  Eliz.  his 

wife  I  was  buried  Oct.  |  y®  23,  1679,  | was  buried  | 

May  ye  15,  1682  |  John  was  buried  |  Sep.  y«  19,  1691.  | 
George  was  |  buried  March  y®  |   19,  1692. 

Another  opposite  rubbed  : 

Here  lieth  |  the  bodie  of  |  Frances  Smith  |  daught | 

Henry  &  .  .  .  Smith  .  .  .  |  ed  the  [15]  ]  of  [August]  |  .  .  .  . 
year  [1673]. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  <fe  Q.  xi,  138-140  ;  L.E.S.  i,  148  ;  Jeans, 
55-56.] 

(MS  viii,  215-220.) 

^cotton 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  7  September,  1835 — This  church 
consists  of  a  nave  and  aisles,  resting  on  each  side  on  three  lofty 
pointed  arches,  a  chancel  separated  from  the  nave  by  a  pointed 
arch,  and  a  tower  at  the  west  end.  The  church  was  repaired  about 
five  years  ago,  and  the  font  is  a  modern  one.  The  north  door  is 
Early  English  with  a  dog-tooth  moulding.  The  roof  is  open  timber 
and  good.  At  the  bosses  of  the  north  aisle  are  shields,  one  with 
the  Dallison  arms. 

On  the  floor  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  is  the  recumbent 
figure  of  a  knight,  cross-legged,  in  hauberk  and  coif  of  mayle,  with 
hose  and  gauntlets  of  the  same.     A  long  surcoat  covers  the  hauberk. 


SCOTTON  309 

His  sword  is  broken,  and  the  bearings  on  his  shield  effaced.  His 
hands  are  clasped,  and  his  feet  rested  on  a  lion. 

On  the  opposite  side  is  the  figure  of  a  lady  in  a  long  robe  and  mantle, 
with  a  wimple  or  coif  covering  the  chin.  Her  hands  are  clasped. 
Her  head  rests  on  a  pillow,  and  her  feet  on  a  dog.  These  two 
figures  have  apparently  been  removed  from  some  altar  tomb  which 
might  have  been  destroyed  at  the  repairing  of  the  church. 

Near  the  figure  of  the  knight  is  an  old  stone  with  this  inscription 

round  the  edge  in  church  text  : 

Hie  iacet  Ricardus  Sawnby  quondam  rector eccl'ie 

qui  obiit  |  .  .  .  .  die  me?isis  ...  an.  d'ni  mccc  .  .  cuius 
awime  |  p?opicietur  deus. 

On  the  floor  at  the  entrance  of  the  nave  from  the  chancel  is  the 
figure  in  relief  in  a  sunk  stone  of  a  bust  of  a  priest  in  a  cope,  inscrip- 
tion gone  except  : 

Hie  iacet  Magist propiciet  .  .  . 

A  flat  stone  in  the  nave  to  the  memory  of  Ehzabeth  wife  of  Charles 
Astroppe  daur.  of  Thomas  Wattson  died  31  March  1729,  aged  29. 

On  an  old  stone  in  the  south  aisle  has  been  the  figure  of  a  knight 
in  brass,  with  an  inscription,  but  now  gone. 

Marble  tablet  against  the  east  wall  of  the  chancel  : 

H.P.I.  I  Exuviae  reverendi  viri  Johannis  Morley,  S.T.P.,  | 
hujus  ecclesiae  et  Collegii  Lincolniensis  Rectoris  |  quem  tanto 
magis  amaveris  |  quanto  propius  inspexeris  |  egregias  animi 
dotes  testatas  fecerunt  |  Ingenii  Vultus  decor  |  Gestusque 
corporis  venustus  pariter  et  urbanus.  |  Homo  haud  affectate 
elegans  |  citra  supercihum  doctus  |  Morum  suavitate 
vitaeque  Innocentia  j  clarus  et  honoratus  |  omnia  officia 
atque  munera  explevit  |  ad  ecclesiae  Scottoniensis  regimene 
vocatus  I  pro  salute  animarum  vigilavit  |  et  ab  omni 
ambitionis  suspicione  semotus  |  dum  latere  voluit.  |  Ad  Collegii 
Lincolniensis  gubemacula  |  quod  viginti  tres  per  annos 
Alumnus  ornaverat  |  importuna  amicorum  voce  accersitus 
est  I  Hanc  Praefecturam  modestus  et  prudens  rector  |  pie 
placate  atque  leniter  administravit  |  Publicis  Collegii  com- 
modis  et  utilitati  prospiciens  |  utrumque  munus  fato  concedens 
deposuit  j  duodecimo  die  Junii  A.D.  1731.  |  Felix  connubio, 
Annam  uxorem  duxit  |  Davidis  Robinson  de  Fiskerton 
filiam  I  Haec  timi  prospera  tum  infirma  valetudine  |  Dilectis- 
simi  Mariti  fidissima  Comes  |  Avulso  conjugi  aegre  superstes  | 
maerore  pressa  transiit  in  mortem  |  Decimo  sexto  die  Januarii 
et  juxta  jacet. 

A  flat  stone  within  the  altar  rails  (D) : 

Here  |  lieth  interred  the  remains  |  of  Ann  the  wife  of  Wilham  | 
Forman  who  departed  this  life  Dec^  10,  |  1782,  aged  52  years.  | 


(MS  viii,  203-207.) 


310  SCOTTON 

Also  near  this  place  lies  Joseph  Wood  |  former  husband  of 
the  above  Anne  Forman  ]  who  died  Jan^  4,  1763,  aged  41 
years. 

On  a  flat  stone  in  the  chancel  (D) : 

Here  |  lie  the  remains  of  |  Frances  |  wife  of  the  Rev^  R. 
Empson  |  who  died  June  8th,  1830,  |  aged  35  years.  |  Also  | 
the  remains  of  |  the  Rev^  Ric.  Empson  |  who  died  Jan^  3, 
1835. 

[See  also  Lines.  N.  dh  Q.  xi,  140-141.] 

^crebinston 

Notes  taken  in  the  church,  28  July,  1834 — ^This  church  consists 
of  a  nave  and  north  aisle,  separated  by  three  pointed  arches  resting 
on  octagon  columns,  a  south  porch,  and  a  small  tower  at  the  west 
end.  The  font  is  round  and  ancient.  In  the  north  aisle